implosion http://michiganradio.org en Flint's tallest building will soon be a pile of rubble http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-tallest-building-will-soon-be-pile-rubble <p>Flint’s tallest building is going to be demolished this weekend.</p><p>Experts have spent weeks preparing the 45 year old building for Sunday morning’s implosion.</p><p>The 19 story Genesee Towers has been an empty eyesore in downtown Flint for years. The city acquired the building in 2010 and sold it to the Uptown Reinvestment Corp., the city’s downtown development agency, in 2012.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:26:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 15785 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's tallest building will soon be a pile of rubble Flint's Genesee Towers slated to fall next month http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-genesee-towers-slated-fall-next-month <p>Flint’s tallest building will come crashing down close to Christmas.</p><p>Officials announced today, the 19-story Genesee Towers building will be imploded on December 22nd at 10am.&nbsp;</p><p>Built in 1968, the building suffered decades of neglect. The office tower has sat mostly empty for more than a decade. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The city eventually condemned the building.&nbsp;&nbsp; A judge ordered the city of Flint to purchase the 45-year-old building in 2007.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:49:41 +0000 Steve Carmody 15432 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's Genesee Towers slated to fall next month