2010-03-25 / Features

Cancer Research Facility Takes Shape In Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) – The National Cancer Institute's 330,000-square-foot Advanced Technology Research Facility is taking shape in Frederick.

The project, scheduled to be completed in 2012, celebrated a milestone Friday, as the final concrete panels for the first phase were tilted into place by a 630,000- pound crane. Business people, scientists and political officials attended the concrete tilt- up party.

The research center, located in the177-acre Riverside Research Park, will be the only federally funded center in the country dedicated solely to biomedical research and development. It will consolidate and expand work that is currently spread among 33 buildings at Fort Detrick

The initial phase of the project is costing $250 million. There is already talk of a 100,000-squarefoot expansion

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