Daniel Building

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Daniel Building
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Daniel Building in Birmingham, Alabama
General information
Status Complete
Type Corporate Headquarters
Location 15 South Twentieth Street Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Coordinates 33°30′44″N 86°48′12″W / 33.51217°N 86.80345°W / 33.51217; -86.80345Coordinates: 33°30′44″N 86°48′12″W / 33.51217°N 86.80345°W / 33.51217; -86.80345
Opening 1970
Owner BBVA Compass
Management Daniel Corporation
Antenna spire 283 feet (86 m)
Top floor 20
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 318,000 square feet (29,543 m2)
Design and construction
Main contractor Daniel International

The Daniel Building is a 20 story, 238 foot (86 m) office building located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Built in 1970, the building originally served as a regional office for the engineering and construction company Daniel International. It also served as the corporate headquarters for Daniel International's real estate division, Daniel Realty, which today is known as Daniel Corporation.

In 1993 Compass Bancshares bought the building from Daniel Corporation. After completing an extensive renovation, Compass moved its corporate headquarters into the building from its old headquarters, which had been sold to UAB for expanded administrative offices. The building has served as the corporate headquarters of Compass Bancshares, and continues to serve as the corporate headquarters of it parent company BBVA Compass. The bank's main branch is located in the building.

It is the tallest building in downtown Birmingham that does not directly lie within the Central Business District.

On July 5, 2010, a two-alarm electrical fire broke out in the basement of the Daniel Building. There was severe damage to the basement, with water damage to the first floor and smoke damage extending several floors into the building. Employees were relocated to other facilities while the building was repaired.

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