Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center

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Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center
After years of refusing to design a building in Las Vegas, Gehry agreed to design the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health after forming a bond with founder Larry Ruvo, a Las Vegas liquor distributor who was compelled to start a neurological research facility after watching his father, Lou, struggle with Alzheimer’s. Gehry has his own personal interest in research on brain disorders. his longtime friend and analyst, the late Milton Wexler, saw a wife and three sisters-in-law succumb to Huntington’s disease. At Wexler’s request, the architect joined the board of the hereditary disease foundation more than 30 years ago. Gehry told Ruvo he’d design the building only if Ruvo added Huntington’s to the list of diseases the new center would treat and study. The complex further expanded its offerings when the Cleveland Clinic, the multidisciplinary healthcare research and treatment center in Ohio, rea...

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    Karlinni K Oost commented
    Wow!!!
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  • Richard Williams
    Richard Williams commented
    Well Mr. Frank Gehry is one of my most liked architects. This is an interesting building but I don't think I could work in it. It is like my mind is the day after partying hardy. I might even fall over just walking up to it to go to work. I'm looking for a model to build out of cardboard for students to do but I will have to pass on this one. It is unique.
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com