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Mayo Building
The Mayo Building from Third Avenue with the Medical School Building in front.
General information
Architectural style Modern
Location Rochester, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°1′20″N 92°28′0″W / 44.02222°N 92.46667°W / 44.02222; -92.46667Coordinates: 44°1′20″N 92°28′0″W / 44.02222°N 92.46667°W / 44.02222; -92.46667
Completed 1955, 1970 expansion
Height 300 ft
Technical details
Floor count 18 stories
Design and construction
Architect Ellerbe Becket
Main contractor Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Building is the main center of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. When the original 10-story Mayo Building was completed in 1955 by designers of Ellerbe & Company, it had been the largest construction project undertaken by Mayo. The Mayo Clinic features artwork by many famous artists such as Andy Warhol. Floors hold patient care offices as well administrative offices. The physical shape of each floor is that of a greek cross when viewed from above, though now that it has conjoined with the Gonda Building since 2001, the shape is not as recognizable.

T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Center

On June 20, 2007, the T. Denny Sanford Pediatric Outpatient Center opened, funded mostly by a $15-million gift from T. Denny Sanford, a credit card issuer and banker from South Dakota. The center is on the 16th floor of the Mayo Building and houses many pediatric subspecialty staff, who were previously spread out across the clinic. The floor is elaborately decorated and looks nothing like a common Mayo floor. The floor's theme is upper midwest habitat. Many artists collaborated and contributed to the work.

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