FLINT, MI – Maybe the third time is the charm for the Genessee Towers in Flint, MI. The building is set to be imploded at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. This is the third date that has given for the demolition of the building.
Streets surrounding the building have been blocked off to traffic. Precautions are also being taken to protect the Mott Building which is next door. Preliminary work needs to be completed before the scheduled demo date. That work will continue for the next couple of weeks.
The Genessee Towers officially opened in December 1968. Developed by Henry Sender, the building’s original anchor tenant was the Genesee Merchants Bank & Trust Company. The University Club, a private, men’s only club geared toward men with college degrees, opened on the building’s top floor in 1969. The City of Flint condemned Genesee Towers in 2004 after citing it for numerous building code violations.
Once demolished, it is planned that the lot will be converted into a public park and green space.