Good news about the Convention Center/Medical Mart *and* the Cleveland Clinic - first:
LMN Architects of Seattle chosen by Cuyahoga County and MMPI Inc. to design medical mart and convention center in Cleveland
By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
February 25, 2010, 10:30AM
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Patience has paid off for LMN Architects. Today, the Seattle-based architecture firm will be named conceptual designer of what Cleveland hopes will be the nation's first medical mart, plus a rebuilt Cleveland convention center. The firm has sought on and off for 11 years to design a new convention center in Cleveland.
Jeffrey Appelbaum, an attorney hired by Cuyahoga County to assist the project, said he will announce at a meeting of the Cuyahoga County Commissioners that the county and MMPI Inc. of Chicago made the choice to go with LMN over two other finalists for the project....
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And then the Clinic news:
Cleveland Clinic plans massive spending campaign in 2010
By SHANNON MORTLAND
10:48 am, February 25, 2010
The Cleveland Clinic will spend $848 million on renovations and construction across the health system this year and is looking for ways to continue to expand its footprint locally, nationally and abroad.
Clinic CEO Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove announced those plans during his State of the Clinic address this morning. The new construction projects come on the heels of the $1.2 billion spent in recent years on various building projects, such as the Clinic's $506 million heart hospital.
The Clinic has hired London-based architect Norman Foster to plan construction for the main campus.
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