Here's the 16-story Mott Foundation Building, built in 1930 and captured in all its Art Deco splendor in a 1954 postcard.
Of course, this was long before the elegant mini-skyscraper's hulking, wide-bottomed younger brother — Genesee Towers — was built.
I've always wondered exactly whose idea was it to throw up the city's ugliest building right next to its most handsome structure?
UPDATE: I found this photo in The Flint Journal that offers some clues.
Are these two guys responsible for Genesee Towers?
I can just imagine what the powerful finger pointer is saying: "It's ugly as hell and seems structurally unsound. Build it! NOW!"