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      Genesee Towers surrender Flint's skyline

      <p>Demolition is making room for progress, but Flint natives are having a tough time saying goodbye.</p>

      You can watch NBC25??s raw footage of the implosion here.

      Cooperating weather and months of planning is paying off in Sunday??s demolition of the Genesee Towers. Demolition is making room for progress, but Flint natives are having a tough time saying goodbye.

      "Well I have lived in Flint for 80 years and you hate to see anything destroyed," said Leo Jones.

      The Genesee Towers reign over Flint's skyline is over. In Leo Jones' 80 years he says nothing compares to watching his old work place crumble.

      "Walking around checking doors, checking people in and out, and delivering money," said Jones.

      The former security guard is taking a moment to remember his good memories of the towers. While hundreds gather along Court Street to watch Flint's tallest building fall.

      "It was amazing I??m glad we came in the ice storm, I??m really glad," said Flint resident Sandra Weston.

      Despite warnings from the Genesee County Health Department telling people to stay away, and residents resisting the implosion, many spectators taking precautions but couldn't resist.

      "This is a once and a lifetime thing around here you know," said Flint resident Donny Thompson.

      The demolition is making room for an urban plaza. Project Manager Dave Lurvey says future construction on the site is distant.

      "Given with the holidays in there and construction crews were trying to line everything up appropriately it??s probably going to be slow until the first of the year when you start seeing debris come out of the site," said Lurvey.

      You can watch NBC25??s raw footage of the implosion here.