Building collapses on 1st Ave. North and Morris Ave. in Downtown Birmingham [PHOTOS]

Collapsed Building on Morris Avenue
(Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

A building on 2509 1st Avenue North in downtown Birmingham collapsed this past Saturday.

Damage spilled out on both 1st Ave. North and Morris Avenue.

Statement From City of Birmingham

Here is a statement from the city of Birmingham about the collapsed building.

“The address of the subject property is 2509 1st Avenue North. Our inspectors visited the location today and the property owner has started to fence the building. Staff did not see anyone on site to talk with regarding the plan for the building. 

Based on the City’s adopted Technical Code, the below code would apply to this building. The owner of the building would be responsible for the general and structural safety of the building. The City has sent a Condemnation Inspector to conduct an initial external assessment of the building and further actions may be necessary to obtain a full assessment of the building. A demolition permit or a repair permit would be the next required step to further remediate the building. City staff will continue to monitor the situation and take necessary actions to ensure the general safety of the public.”


Bham Now Senior Content Producer Nathan Watson took photos of the site, which is two blocks from the Bham Now office. The collapsed building is near Carrigans Pub on Morris Avenue and the newly announced Hunt Modern development

Stay tuned for updates in the coming days.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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