See Genesee Towers fall from every possible angle

FLINT, MI — Have you seen Genesee Towers fall from every possible angle?

Now you can.
Have a look at the video above to see footage of the Dec. 22 implosion from eight different angles.
The implosion appeared to go as planned,with a large loud of dust shooting into the sky after the 19-story building toppled.
Hundreds of people gathered downtown, braving the ice and cold to see the implosion in person at Harrison and Third streets, south of Genesee Towers.
“Everything went very well,” said Elaine Redd, a spokesperson for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce of the Sunday, Dec. 22, demolition. “It went better than expected.”
Once a tribute to Flint’s economic boom and its subsequent bust, the building that opened in 1968 fell to the ground in a matter of seconds. Loud explosions from the roughly 1,000 pounds of dynamite shook downtown as a cloud of dust shot out from the building that fell neatly onto itself. The remains fell east, away from the neighboring Mott Building.
When the building went down, there was yelling, cheering and gasping.

The following list shows the video timestamp and location, as well as the journalist taking the video:


0:01 — From the intersection of Kearsley and Harrison Streets, shot by Flint Journal Editor Marjory Raymer.


0:09 — Third Street, between Harrison and Wallenberg Streets, facing north, shot by Reporter Scott Atkinson.


0:19 — Court Street at the intersection of Wallenberg Street on the third floor of Sylvestor Manor facing north, shot by Reporter Sarah Schuch.


0:27 — Harrison Street, about 100 feet north of the Kearsley Street intersection, facing south, shot by Photo Intern Michelle Tessier.


0:35 — Saginaw Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, facing southeast, shot by Reporter Intern Molly Young.


0:42 — Parking lot on Harrison Street facing north, shot by Reporter Blake Thorne.


0:52 — Near Stevenson and Bluff Street intersection facing east, shot by Reporter Roberto Acosta.


0:58 — Rooftop of the YWCA, facing northwest, shot by Photo Intern Zack Wittman.

Original article by Blake Throne for MLive. Read More →

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