The Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx and the Mayo Clinic are teaming up in a reboot of the Block E redevelopment in downtown Minneapolis. The Mayo Clinic will open a 20,000 square foot medical facility and take over medical care for the NBA and WNBA franchises. The collaboration includes opening a Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at 600 Hennepin, designating Mayo as the preferred medical provider for the teams, and utilizing the teams’ international reach to educate the public about numerous health and wellness topics. The project is expected to cost about $50 million and open in 2015.
You wouldn’t recognize Block E these days. The skyway level, which people see the most, isn’t going through a dramatic change, but the space above is getting a completely new look. Not only is plastic wrap covering most of the downtown Minneapolis retail center’s facade while it’s being redone, but the inside of what used to be a 15-screen AMC movie theater is now a wide-open expanse. The complete gutting of the third floor and its mezzanine level started in February, clearing the way for Mortenson Construction to begin building a Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and a practice facility and administrative offices for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
MG McGrath will complete work on both the interior and the exterior of the building. On the interior of the project MG McGrath will furnish and install Perforated Soffit Panels and Perforated Wall Panels. On the exterior of the project MG McGrath will furnish and install Plate Wall, Flush Metal, and Composite Wall Panel Systems as well as GFRC Wall Cladding Panels, Metal Soffit Panels, Aluminum Perforated Plate Panel System and a Stone Panel Back Up.