Even before dirt started moving at the site of the new $185 million Richard O. Jacobson Building last week, Mayo Clinic was already looking to the future by sketching out plans to possibly grow the project into a 19-story skyscraper. Phase II maps out plans for building a 17-story tower on top of the Jacobson complex, says Mayo spokesman Joe Dangor. Reaching 19 stories above ground, it would fall just two levels short of the Gonda Building's 21 floors. Described as "a conceptual phase at present," Mayo Clinic has no timeline for this Phase II nor an estimate of what it would cost.
Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Kiger, 9/26/11