The Genesee Towers (left)
|Location||120 East 1st Street, Flint, MI, USA|
|Antenna spire||99.4 m (326 ft)|
|Roof||76.2 m (250 ft)|
|Floor area||15,979 m2 (172,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
The tower consists of 15,979 m2 (172,000 sq ft) of office space in 10 stories, which overhang an 8-story parking garage and lobby level for a total of 19 floors. The building stands 250 feet (76 m) high and has been the tallest building in the city of Flint and Genesee County since its completion. Although one building, the plural "Towers" is used as the building was conceived to consist of two towers stacked on top of each other separated by an air gap. 
Construction began on the building in 1966, and was 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 building was bought in 1997 by Kumar Vemullapalli just as the last major tenant, National Bank of Detroit, moved out to leave the building largely vacant. In 2001, due to sporadic maintenance, a pipe burst, causing flooding and leaving the building completely vacant. The city finally condemned Genesee Towers in 2004 after citing it for numerous building code violations. In November 2007 the streets around the tower were closed off due to the risk of concrete falling from the tower.
In September 2008, after years of litigation by the city to acquire the property, a Genesee County circuit judge ordered the city to purchase the building at its assessed price of $1.5 million, though the city will end up having to pay approximately an additional $6 million to the owner because of associated court costs and fees. The city of Flint formally took possession of the building on December 8, 2010. There were no immediate plans for the property. In August of 2012 the city of Flint controversially sold Genesee Towers to Uptown Reinvestment Corporation for $1.
Parkway Towers, 404 James Robertson Parkway in Nashville, Tenn., is a sister building to the Genesee Towers having a similar design. 
The top floor of the towers housed a prestigious members only supper club, the University Club, for many years.
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