A crane began Monday to pull down the walls of an 85 year-old building at the corner of East Post Road and Longview Avenue to make room for White Plains Hospital’s new cancer center.
Hospital CEO Jon Schandler led a ceremony marking the start of the $25 million project that will include a new medical office and patient services building. It will double the size of the cancer program.
The facility will be approximately 70,000 square feet of new and renovated space dedicated to cancer care.
The new 38,000-square-foot building, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015, will enable the hospital to provide additional services.
The expanded cancer center will allow the hospital to consolidate its oncology services by providing office space for physicians, some of whom currently have off-site offices. It will also free-up space for additional treatment of patients in the Dickstein Cancer Treatment center by shifting physician and other medical offices and training rooms to the new building.
The new glass building was designed by Posen Architects of West Orange, N.J.