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Implosion Planned For Flint’s Tallest Building

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Genesee Towers, at left. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Genesee Towers, at left. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

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FLINT (AP) – Flint’s tallest building soon is expected to be no more.

Tim Herman, president of Uptown Reinvestment Corp., told The Flint Journal that plans call for Genesee Towers to be imploded July 21 or July 28. Herman says he wants Genesee Towers brought down before the annual Crim Festival of Races in August.

Herman says the implosion likely will take place in the afternoon, when people mostly aren’t in area office buildings or churches.

Ownership of the 19-story Genesee Towers was transferred from Flint to Uptown Reinvestment in March, nearly seven months after former emergency financial manager Mike Brown approved the $1 sale. The demolition is part of a $32 million redevelopment plan.

Herman says the implosion plans are subject to financing for the project being put in place.

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