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Birmingham è la seconda città più grande del Regno Unito e la più grande città del West Midlands. E’ una delle principali zone industriali e commerciali d’Inghilterra. La città si trova a circa 170 chilometri a nord ovest di Londra.

Il punto centrale di Birmingham è Victoria Square, con il municipio, il Council House in stile rinascimentale e il City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, che ospita dipinti preraffaelliti e acquarelli inglesi. Da non perdere la Cattedrale di San Filippo e la zona attorno alla chiesa di St. Paul. Inoltre si possono ammirare la Cattedrale di St. Chad (chiesa cattolica romana), progettata da AWN Pugin, Centenary Square e l’adiacente Centro Congressi Internazionale. Famoso è il centro commerciale Bullring che ha vinto numerosi premi di design.

Birmingham è anche un importante centro cultrurale dove potrete assistere agli spettacoli dell’Orchestra sinfonica della città di Birmingham nella Symphony Hall e a quelli del Birmingham Royal Ballet al Birmingham Hippodrome. Inoltre è possibile visitare la biblioteca di Birmingham, progettata da architetti olandesi, ed è attualmente la più grande d’Europa.

1 - Railroad Park

Railroad Park is a 19-acre park in Birmingham, Alabama, that opened in the fall of 2010. It was designed by landscape architect Tom Leader and built by Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie. The park lies immediately south of the Norfolk Southern and CSX rail lines through downtown Birmingham. It stretches from 14th Street to 18th Street along First Avenue South. UAB Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Alabama are several blocks south of the park. The park is a public facility owned by the City of Birmingham and managed by the non-profit Railroad Park Foundation.

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2 - Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo is a zoological park that opened in 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama. The 122-acre zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing over 200 species, including many endangered species from six continents.
The Zoo is managed by a private non-profit corporation. It is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, participates in AZA Species Survival Plans. It is located, along with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, in Lane Park, a 200-acre city-owned park near the western terminus of U.S. Highway 280 at U.S. Highway 31 on the southern slope of Red Mountain.

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3 - McWane Science Center

The McWane Science Center is a science museum and research archive located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The state-of-the-art science center, aquarium and 280-seat IMAX Dome Theater is housed in the historic and refurbished Loveman’s department store building. It opened to the public on July 11, 1998.
Inside are more than 9,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, including the Challenger Learning Center of Alabama, created in memory of the Space Shuttle Challenger Flight 51-L crew. The World of Water exhibit showcases more than 50 species of marine and freshwater aquatic life.
The Alabama Collections Center is the home for more than 500,000 artifacts from the former Red Mountain Museum. The center houses precious minerals, fossils and Native American artifacts. Highlights in the collection include the world’s fourth-largest collection of mosasaurs; the Appalachiosaurus; and the state fossil of Alabama, the Basilosaurus cetoides.
The McWane Science Center is named after the McWane family and McWane, Inc. both of which helped fund the center.

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4 - Vulcan Park and Museum

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5 - Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. It operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing it became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved for public use. In 1981 the furnaces were designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.
The site currently serves as an interpretive museum of industry and hosts a nationally recognized metal arts program. It also serves as a concert and festival venue. Construction is also underway on a new $10 million visitors center. The furnace site, along a wide strip of land reserved in Birmingham’s original city plan for railroads and industry, is also part of a proposed linear park through downtown Birmingham. An annual Halloween haunted attraction called “Sloss Fright Furnace” is held at the site.

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6 - Regions Field

Regions Field, is the name of a minor league baseball park in the Southside community of Birmingham, Alabama, USA. It is the home field for the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League, and replaced Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover as their home field. It also serves as the second home field along with Jerry D. Young Memorial Field for the UAB Blazers. Regions Field is located adjacent to the Railroad Park, just south of downtown Birmingham.
Baseball in Birmingham traces its history to 1885 with the establishment of the original Barons, and from 1910 to 1987, professional baseball teams called Rickwood Field home. In 1988, the Barons moved to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, leaving the city of Birmingham without professional baseball. In 2009, a proposal surfaced to build a downtown stadium to bring baseball back to Birmingham. After a feasibility study was completed, in October 2010, the city lodging tax was increased to finance its construction and in November 2010, a tentative agreement was reached to bring the Barons back to Birmingham. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new facility on February 2, 2012, and the park celebrated its grand opening on April 10, 2013.

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7 - Birmingham Museum Of Art

Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama today has one of the finest collections in the Southeast US, with more than 24,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts representing a numerous diverse cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Among other highlights, the Museum’s collection of Asian art is considered the finest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, and its Vietnamese ceramics one of the finest in the U.S. The Museum also is home to a remarkable Kress Collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the late 13th century to c.1750, and the 18th-century European decorative arts include superior examples of English ceramics and French furniture.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is owned by the City of Birmingham and encompasses 3.9 acres in the heart of the city’s cultural district. Erected in 1959, the present building was designed by architects Warren, Knight and Davis, and a major renovation and expansion by Edward Larrabee Barnes of New York was completed in 1993. The facility encompasses 180,000 square feet, including an outdoor sculpture garden.

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8 - Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The Institute is located in the Civil Rights District, which includes the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, Fourth Avenue Business District, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame located in the Carver Theatre. The Institute opened in November 1992, and had more than 25,000 visitors during its first week.
The Institute showcases a walking journey through the “living institution”, which displays the lessons of the past as a positive way to chart new directions for the future. The permanent exhibitions are a self-directed journey through Birmingham’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and human rights struggles. Multimedia exhibitions focus on the history of African-American life and the struggle for civil rights. The Oral History Project, one of the museum’s multimedia exhibits, documents Birmingham’s role in the Civil Rights Movement through the voices of movement participants. The museum is an affiliate in the Smithsonian Affiliations program. Through this program the museum can acquire long-term loans and is currently hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibition “Let Your Motto Be resistance.”

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9 - The Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre is a movie palace in Birmingham, Alabama. It was built in 1927 by Paramount’s Publix Theatre chain as its flagship theater for the southeastern region of the United States. Seating 2,500 people at the time, it was the largest in the Birmingham Theatre district. The district was once home to a myriad of large theaters that featured vaudeville, performing arts, nickelodeons, and large first-run movie palaces. The Alabama is the only district theater still operating today. Built to show silent films, the Alabama still features its original Wurlitzer theater organ. Other than the Alabama, the Lyric Theatre is the only theater still standing in the district.
The Alabama and its historic organ were added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on February 15, 1977 and to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1979. The theater has been surveyed by the Historic American Buildings Survey on several occasions, the last time being in 1996.

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10 - Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67.5-acre botanical gardens located adjacent to Lane Park at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. The gardens are home to over 12,000 different types of plants, 25 unique gardens, more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture, and several miles of walking paths. With more than 350,000 annual visitors, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens qualify as one of Alabama’s top free-admittance tourist attractions.
The gardens include a garden center that has a library, auditorium, Linn-Henley Lecture Hall, Blount Education Center, Gerlach Plant Information Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System office, Arrington Children’s Plant Adventure Zone, and a restaurant.

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11 - Five Points South

The historic Southside community is situated on the hilly and forested slopes of Red Mountain just south of Birmingham, Alabama’s central business district. The neighborhood includes the landscape from Railroad Park to the crest of Red Mountain, and from Interstate 65 to U.S. Highway 31. It is one of the most densely populated residential neighborhoods in the city and home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and its adjacent hospitals, the state’s second largest employer.

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12 - Alabama Statue Of Liberty

The Liberty National Life Complex, is a corporate office complex located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The complex is made up of two connecting buildings. The original building was built in 1925 and contains 10 stories. The second building, a 16 story building, was originally built in 1952 as a 10 story building, but was expanded in 1971 by six stories. The complex served as the corporate headquarters of Torchmark Corporation and its predecessor company, Liberty National Life, from 1925 until 2006. The building still is the corporate headquarters of Torchmark’s subsidiaries Liberty National Life Insurance Company and United Investors Life Insurance Company. It also contains a large number of Torchmark employees.

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13 - BJCC Concert Hall

The Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex is a sports, convention and entertainment complex located in Birmingham, Alabama. The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel Westin Birmingham is located on the complex adjoining the convention center. Alongside numerous exhibit halls, meeting and ballrooms, the complex features three entertainment venues: an arena, concert hall and theater.

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14 - Linn Park

Linn Run State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 612 acres in Cook and Ligonier Townships, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park borders Forbes State Forest. Two smaller streams, Grove Run and Rock Run, join in Linn Run State Park to form Linn Run which has a waterfall, Adams Falls, which can be seen at the park. This state park is just off Pennsylvania Route 381 near the small town of Rector.

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15 - Legion Field

Legion Field is a stadium in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. The stadium is named in honor of the American Legion, a U.S. organization of military veterans. At its peak it seated 83,091 people for football and had the name “Football Capital of the South” emblazoned from the facade on its upper deck. Colliqually called “The Old Grey Lady” and “The Grey Lady on Graymont”, today after the removal of the upper deck, Legion Field seats approximately 71,594 spectators.
Legion Field currently serves as the home field of the UAB Blazers, who compete in Conference USA.

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17 - UAB Bartow Arena

Bartow Arena is an 8,508-seat multi-purpose arena in Birmingham, in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the women’s volleyball team. The arena is named after Gene Bartow, the coach who largely built the school’s men’s basketball program from scratch over the last quarter of the 20th century. UAB initially played their games at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, but moved its games to the on-campus facility beginning with the 1988–89 season.

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18 - 16th Street Baptist Church

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama which is frequented predominately by African Americans. In September 1963, it was the target of the racially motivated 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed four girls in the midst of the American Civil Rights Movement. The church is still in operation and is a central landmark in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2006.

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19 - Samford University

Samford University, founded as Howard College, is a private, coeducational university located in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention, it includes the Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Cumberland School of Law, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Brock School of Business, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Beeson Divinity School. In the 2014 report, Samford was ranked 3rd in Southern Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

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20 - Kirklin Clinic

The Kirklin Clinic is the primary adult outpatient clinic of the medical staff of UAB Hospital, and of the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Kirklin Clinic also is the site for many clinical rotations in the medical school’s doctoral and residency programs. It was named for the School of Medicine’s pioneering cardiac surgeon John W. Kirklin, who was noted for bringing the heart-lung machine into practical use in heart surgery. It was designed by the noted architect, I. M. Pei. Opened in July 1992, the Clinic is owned and operated by the nonprofit University of Alabama Health Services Foundation. It is located at 2000 6th Avenue South in Birmingham.

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21 - George Ward Park

The historic Southside community is situated on the hilly and forested slopes of Red Mountain just south of Birmingham, Alabama’s central business district. The neighborhood includes the landscape from Railroad Park to the crest of Red Mountain, and from Interstate 65 to U.S. Highway 31. It is one of the most densely populated residential neighborhoods in the city and home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and its adjacent hospitals, the state’s second largest employer.

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