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Heaviest Corner on Earth

Intersection of 20th Street and 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL
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Just a bucket list check

Just a bucket list stop nothing really big of a deal not that too exciting. It's worth a stop if... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Jstinger
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Way Overrated!

Way Overrated!! Was great in 1930 thru 1950 a mere intersection !! As a Birmingham Fan, I would... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
james s
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good16%
  • Average36%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible8%
2 Aug 2016
“Way Overrated!”
7 Sep 2016
“Just a bucket list check ”
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Intersection of 20th Street and 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Just a bucket list stop nothing really big of a deal not that too exciting. It's worth a stop if you need to get gas so trying to catch some food somewhere around there

Thank Jstinger
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Way Overrated!! Was great in 1930 thru 1950 a mere intersection !! As a Birmingham Fan, I would not list this intersection as of interest ??

Thank james s
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nothing there. Boring. Just a bunch of old buildings that are not even that impressive. Skip this unless you just happen to be walking by.

Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 18 March 2016

There were four banks at one time on this corner of Birmingham so it was considered the heaviest corner. Supposedly, on earth, not so sure about that. But now the banks are long gone, although the buildings are there. There are many homeless at times...More

Thank DM_1278
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Because of an interest in the old Birmingham banks, we gravitated to this area of Birmingham to view the former First National Bank of Birmingham, American-Traders National Bank of Birmingham, and other historic financial buildings. The area is a bit run-down, although a number of...More

Thank Helga H
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Great place to swing by if you are in downtown Birmingham. A lot of history here and there is a lot of renovation going on in the area as well. Beautiful buildings and architecture and a historical place for Birmingham. I would recommend looking up...More

1  Thank Anderson H
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

To be down town amongst these huge pieces of architectural triumphs is a great feeling. You look up and you feel like the size of an ant. This is really a marvel to look up and just imagine all the hard work to build this...More

1  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Yes there was history at one time about 4 banks. Guess what? They are not there anymore and no since of history was preserved. And why should it? Heaviest corner....on earth?? Really Alabama? I love you but no. Stop this. Stop calling this corner this....More

5  Thank jennibegood
Reviewed 21 June 2015

You may well travel past this spot if you're visiting central Birmingham. If you are at all interested in history, architecture and the evolution of cities I think you'll get something out of it. Personally, I'm fascinated with historical buildings "frozen in time". These four...More

2  Thank SimonWarms
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Just a bit of history to visitors This intersection is called the heaviest corner on earth (never realized it was on earth, just always thought it was Birmingham). My favorite history teacher in high school, taught us a lot of Birmingham history (along with the...More

3  Thank MsGPA69
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