WATCH: Demolition of historic downtown Saginaw building complete - WNEM TV 5

WATCH: Demolition of historic downtown Saginaw building complete

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

The demolition of a historic downtown Saginaw building is complete.

Crews began tearing down the building at the corner of Water Street and Genesee last month.

>>Slideshow: Building collapse in downtown Saginaw<<

With demolition now complete, the Genesee Avenue Bridge has reopened to traffic.

However, as crews continue to work in the area, Water Street between Genesee and Federal will remain closed until further notice.

>>Click here to see time-lapse video of the demolition<<

To some, the six-story building was nothing but any eyesore, but to others it's a Saginaw icon they are sad to see go.

"One problem with Saginaw, since the 60s we've just allowed the people running the city to tear everything up of our downtown down and everything that is historic that used to be here is gone now," said Wesley Banning, Saginaw resident.

The building was empty and abandoned for the better part of 60 years.

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