About Daniel Building
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 coporate headquarters of Compass Bancshares, and continues to serve as the corporate headquarters of it parent company BBVA Compass. The banks 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.