See the official video of the Genesee Towers implosion

FLINT, MI — The people behind the Dec. 22 implosion of Genesee Towers have released an official video of the implosion.

The video was posted on YouTube Jan. 9 under the title “Genesee Towers Implosion Official Video.”

The video runs about three and a half minutes long and features shots from several cameras, including one shooting from the Mott Foundation Building just acros the alley from the Towers.
It’s some of the first footage seen taken from inside the safety parameter.

Other unique footage is a clip of the implosion taken by officials inside the command center where the explosives were triggered.

The video was put together by local filmmaker Steve Hester, said Ridgway White of Uptown Reinvestment Corp.

The building was imploded on Sunday, Dec. 22, in front of thousands who gathered downtown to watch the event outside safety barriers.

The building built in late ’60s was the tallest in Flint, a hulking presence in a city enjoying a thriving auto industry.

But it was sold and resold in the decades that would follow, falling into disrepair and even literally crumbling onto the street below as tenants fled and the city’s population plummeted by almost half.

So, 45 years, after it opened, it was knocked down.

In its place is a four-story pile of rubble that officials say will take several months to remove. After that, plans are for a park to be in its place.

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