Whispers of Birmingham’s bustling past used to blanket downtown. Abandoned storefronts, rusted signs and silenced blast furnaces pointed to a time when the Magic City attracted growth and opportunity.

Now, those whispers have turned into an audible conversation loud enough to build parks, move ballfields, reclaim high-rises and put Birmingham back on the map. What was once considered a “ghost town” has turned into a growing, thriving city.

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