The tower officially opened and was fully operational in May 2001.
- The FAA officially dedicated the tower on August 20, 2001.
- On October 24, 2003, the FAA denied a request for the demolition of the former control tower that was replaced by this one.
- Topped-out in December 1999.
- Replaced the former Birmingham International Airport Control Tower, formerly located at the eastern end of the terminal.