December 20, 2017
From the article
Nearly nine years after a consortium of hospitals first started planning to bring a [proton] therapy center to New York, the more than $300 million project is nearing completion.
The New York Proton Center, on East 126th Street in East Harlem, features three 300-ton gantries, which rotate around patients to deliver radiation. They were on display during a tour of the construction site Wednesday for media and city officials. The center expects to see its first patient in February 2019.
“The consortium remained steadfast that this should be done in the city of New York,” Travis said. “The delay was not ambivalence in any way on the part of the group or the Health Department. We had approval since 2010; it was just, where can you make it happen?”