A look inside The Pizitz Building

05.24.2010 by André Natta · → 10 Comments

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Pizitz Building Interior. The Heaviest CornerThe folks over at The Heaviest Corner were able to get inside of The Pizitz Building recently and take a look at how the historic structure currently looks (they aren’t sharing exactly how they got in however). They’d already written about the building earlier this year (February).

They were also able to take some photos of the proposed plans for the building’s renovation.

Plans were for the 1923 building were announced building back in January via The Birmingham News after several attempts to redevelop the building (including this one from 2003).

The developer, Bayer Properties, has created a page for the project, scheduled for completion in 2010, on its official website. Both law firm Baker Donelson and Forest Park grocer V. Richards have announced their intention to move into the building once the project is completed.

Photo: courtesy of The Heaviest Corner post.

UPDATE: These have not been the only photos taken of the Pizitz in recent months. A comment received on the site last night included a link to Naaman Fletcher’s Flickr photoset taken over two years. FYI – the comment was deleted because it violated The Terminal’s terms of use policy.

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Andre Natta
Andre Natta

Maybe the folks that took the photos will take your advice...

ebmcclellan
ebmcclellan

*chuckling to myself* The next time you want to get into Pizitz, you could just ask the property owners instead of nearly breaking your neck trying to sneak in, but I am sure that wouldn't be as cool. You're lucky you haven't run into squatters or metal scalpers as you explore the bowels of the beast. I love peeking at all the photos of Birmingham buildings, but seeing images of one that I am so familiar with makes me realize just how dangerous it is to do. Be careful out there.

Warthog
Warthog

I see. Got an email from the server dated yesterday, but it just came in today.

Bob Cosby
Bob Cosby

The Birmingham Public Library interior picture labeled "pizitz-xmas" may be a little misleading. The scene was shot sometime after Thanksgiving since Christmas decorations are up, but the throng of people are not customers. They are Pizitz employees gathered for a morning sales meeting held at the foot of the first floor escalator. I am interested in Pizitz history.

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

No, you didn't. It was the email address that kept bouncing back, though I'm beginning to think it's a problem with our mail server than anything else. The wisecracks were within reason ;)

Warthog
Warthog

LOL.I didn't "resort to name-calling, obscenities, insults and flaming of your fellow readers and commenters." but "Wisecracks within reason are encouraged."Interesting.

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

Thanks for sharing the links to the photos. It's one of the reasons we allow people to share additional information.