Cleveland Clinic Reveals 50-Year Design Plan
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London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners is leading the design plan, which is loosely based on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Along with building development, Cleveland Clinic will be built around a green outdoor corridors extending throughout the campus. This corridor, nicknamed the Green Spine, could require the demolition of up to eight existing buildings.
Under CEO Toby Cosgrove's tenure, Cleveland Clinic has already received more than $13 billion in new construction at the new campus and throughout the region. Mr. Cosgrove has established a sophisticated taste for design, according to the report, and has said it can help produce better patient outcomes. He's hired renowned architects such as Peter Walker of Berkeley, Calif., who designed the entrance for Cleveland Clinic's family pavilion and also co-designed the National 9/11 Memorial in New York.
While cost estimates for the decades-long hospital makeover have been prepared, Mr. Cosgrove wasn't ready to release financial details or say precisely when construction will begin. Still, the news report says Cleveland Clinic intends to build two of the 14 new buildings in the next five years.
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