Around this time 50 years ago, workers were busy adding eight floors to the Mayo Building in a major construction project that had begun earlier that year. It took five years to build the original 10-story facility, which opened in 1955. A decade later, increased demand for patient care led to the expansion, which was completed in 1970. The project increased the Mayo Building to its present height of almost 300 feet.
Matt Dacy, Development Department, who is the Director of Heritage Hall, says, "With careful planning and attention to detail, the exterior of the addition was covered in the same white and grey Georgia marble, trimmed with grey aluminum, of the original 10 floors, creating an integrated holistic appearance for the Mayo Building."