Southeast Towers demolished

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The transformation at Southeast Towers took a big step forward Wednesday.

Conifer Realty demolished an unused building to make way for resident amenity space and to connect the community to the new neighborhood that surrounds it.

It’s part of a bigger project that will, in the end, become mixed-use retail and housing space.

The Manhattan Building and Savannah Building are already coming along.

Lisa Kaseman with Conifer Realty said Wednesday’s demolition was a celebration of what’s to come.

"The demolition of this wall is symbolic of our unwavering commitment to remove old barriers and integrate a neighborhood as we rebuild southeast towers as a vibrant home for possibilities for all who live here," Kaseman said.

Former Rochester mayor Bill Johnson and community members in the Neighborhood of Play also came out to see plans for this final phase of construction.