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Demolition plans on track for Flint's tallest building

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

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Construction crews have started to put up plywood to protect nearby buildings in anticipation of the mid-December demolition of Flint's tallest building.

Uptown Reinvestment bought downtown Flint's 19-story Genesee Towers from the city for $1.

MLive.com  says plywood protection is going up at the nearby C.S. Mott Building, and Flint officials say two nearby streets have been closed and fenced off in the past week and will stay closed into the spring.

WEYI-TV reports that the new owners plan to transform the site into Exploration Park.

Plans for the Exploration Park call for a hands-on outdoor science museum with a xylophone, wind towers and a sun dial.

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