Work has passed the halfway mark at 460 Main Street, aka Riverwalk 8, one of the newest additions to Roosevelt Island. The 21-story, 341-unit building is designed by Handel Architects and is being developed as a joint venture between The Related Companies and Hudson Companies. This will be the eighth component in the nine-building Riverwalk rental complex. Groundbreaking occurred earlier this year and topping out should happen sometime by the end of the year.
Recent photos show the current state of the construction.
The design features a tight grid of square windows and glass corners that are wedged in between a mix of light- and dark-colored bricks. The massing is simple and rises straight up from the L-shaped floor plate to the roof parapet. The entire superstructure is being made with reinforced concrete.
Roosevelt Island has undergone a substantial transformation in recent years. The past decade brought a lot of construction and change to the narrow strip of land that sits between Manhattan and Queens. The property is a quick walk to and from the F train at the Roosevelt Island subway station, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is less than 20 minutes to the south by foot. Access to the tram to Manhattan is a five-minute walk while Cornell’s satellite campus is a ten-minute walk beyond the Queensboro Bridge.
Work on 460 Main Street is expected to complete next winter.