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'Batman Building' Gets A New Name

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The name atop Tennessee's tallest building was removed Monday.

The BellSouth Building was the regional headquarters for the telephone giant. In December, AT&T acquired BellSouth. The company will replace the letters with AT&T's globe logo.

Local residents sometimes call it the "Batman Building" because its spires and dark colors resemble the mask worn by the fictitious crime fighter.

The building, which is on Commerce Street in downtown Nashville, is the state's tallest building.

Two of NewsChannel 5's three popular SkyCam cameras are located on the building's spires.

POLL: What should Nashvillians call the BellSouth Building?


South SkyCam

Our camera on the south side of Nashville's BellSouth Building provides a view of the Sommet Center and Country Music Hall of Fame.

North SkyCam

BellSouth's north camera has a great view of LP Field, the Cumberland River and the Riverfront Parkway.

Vanderbilt SkyCam

The third and newest SkyCam provides a commanding view of the Nashville skyline and Vanderbilt Campus.


The building is located at 333 Commerce Street, near the Nashville Convention and Nashville's Lower Broadway. The area also includes the Gaylord Entertainment Center, the historic Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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