The Alabama Department of Transportation (ADOT) is asking for the help of the public to help demolish the Memorial Office Building in downtown Birmingham.
The building is slated to be demolished in a week’s time, but it has become a rallying point for opponents of the Confederate flag and white supremacy.
ADOT says the building’s destruction would help the city “move past its legacy of racism, white supremacy, and hatred.”
“If you or anyone you know would like to help us bring the building down, please contact us. “
“In addition, you can help us find a new home for the Memorial Building by filling out this form and sharing it with your friends and family. “
“Thank you for your support in this important moment.””
The building was built in 1894 and is a historic landmark that has been a focal point of the city’s history. “
Thank you for your support in this important moment.”
The building was built in 1894 and is a historic landmark that has been a focal point of the city’s history.
It was designed by the renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed the Capitol dome.
ADot is seeking to save the building from demolition, which is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
“The ADot Board of Director has decided to remove the Memorial from its current location and relocate it to a new location within the City of Birmingham,” the ADOT statement read.
The ADOM is the agency that oversees the Memorial and is responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. “
We will be working with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure the safety and security of our citizens and the property is protected.”
The ADOM is the agency that oversees the Memorial and is responsible for its maintenance and upkeep.
ADOM spokesman Jason Siegel said the agency will be conducting a “thorough investigation” into the building and will “take appropriate action should there be any violation.”
“If there is a violation, we will take appropriate action,” he said.