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Offbeat
2:26 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Flint's tallest building will soon be a pile of rubble

The 19 story Genesee Towers building is wired with explosives. Crews have erected netting on other downtown Flint buildings to protect them from Sunday's collapse.
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Flint’s tallest building is going to be demolished this weekend.

Experts have spent weeks preparing the 45 year old building for Sunday morning’s implosion.

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.

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Business
6:49 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Flint's Genesee Towers slated to fall next month

Genesee Towers office building, Flint, Michigan (file photo)
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Flint’s tallest building will come crashing down close to Christmas.

Officials announced today, the 19-story Genesee Towers building will be imploded on December 22nd at 10am. 

Built in 1968, the building suffered decades of neglect. The office tower has sat mostly empty for more than a decade.    The city eventually condemned the building.   A judge ordered the city of Flint to purchase the 45-year-old building in 2007.

The city sold the Genesee Towers for a dollar earlier this year, clearing the way for the building’s demolition next month.

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