Related Companies’s Riverwalk Park Tops Out at 460 Main Street on Roosevelt Island

Rendering of Riverwalk 8 at 460 Main Street in Roosevelt Island

Work on 460 Main Street, aka Riverwalk 8, has topped out. One of the newest developments to rise on Roosevelt Island, the project contains the first permanent affordable housing to be built on the island. The 21-story, 340-unit building is designed by Handel Architects and is being developed as a joint venture between The Related Companies and Hudson Companies. Riverwalk 8 is the eighth component in the nine-building Riverwalk rental complex.

Photographs taken by Timothy Schenck show the views from the top and the surrounding neighborhood.

The flag perched atop 460 Main Street. Photo by Timothy Schenck

Looking north along the waterfront. Photo by Timothy Schenck

Looking south from across the street. Photo by Timothy Schenck

The construction crew. Photo by Timothy Schenck

460 Main Street only broke ground in January and rapidly ascended along the eastern edge of the narrow island. The building will contain a mix of 81 studios, 158 one-bedrooms, 51 two-bedrooms, and 50 three-bedroom units. Rents will average $505 a month for a studio and upward of $3,431 for a three-bedroom home. Amenities have not been announced. Applications for the units will be done next year through the city’s housing lottery system, Housing Connect.

A rendering of the main doors to 460 Main Street. Designed by Handel Architects

The F train at the Roosevelt Island subway station is a short walk from the front doors, while the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a 20-minute walk to the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. Access for the tram to Manhattan is a five-minute walk, and Cornell’s satellite campus is a ten-minute walk south of the Queensboro Bridge.

Work on 460 Main Street is expected to complete in early 2021.

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2 Comments on "Related Companies’s Riverwalk Park Tops Out at 460 Main Street on Roosevelt Island"

  1. Amazes me how quickly this building has gone up.

  2. It was built on the cheap. Roosevelt Island used to be beautiful and quiet, now it has buildings crammed in every available space and an endless stream of automobile traffic up and down the street.

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