Independence Plaza

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Independence Plaza (or 1 Independence Plaza, also called the AmSouth Bank Building or Regions Bank Building) is a 9-story, 106,216 square-foot office building completed in 1980 on the 2.35-acre site of the former Vulcan Motor Lodge at the intersection of 29th Avenue South and Independence Drive (U.S. Highway 31) in Homewood. It is Homewood's tallest building, and dominates the suburb's small "downtown" area.

First National Bank of Birmingham announced plans for construction of the then named Independence Plaza Execuitive Office Building on March 7, 1979. The tower was designed by Moss Garikes & Associates and constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie. The building officially opened on May 16, 1980.

The bulky structure is clad with large pre-cast concrete spandrels shading strips of angled windows. At the corners, the windows are aligned vertically with dark bronze-colored spandrels to frame the facades. A two-story parking structure adjoins the north side of the tower.

The building prominently featured the AmSouth Bank logo along the top until after the 2006 merger with Regions Bank, after which it was changed to the Regions logo.

In 2014 the property was purchased for $15.1 million by Tim Blair, Derek Waltchack, Len Shannon III and Andrew Patterson, partners in Shannon-Waltchack Investment Real Estate



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