Exterior Work Wraps Up on 460 Main Street on Roosevelt Island

460 Main Street. Photo by Michael Young

The glass and brick fenestration of 460 Main Street, aka Riverwalk 8, has reached the roof parapet of the Roosevelt Island residential building. Now most of the activity has shifted to finishing the ground-floor exterior of the 21-story, 341-unit project. Designed by Handel Architects, this is the eighth component in the nine-building Riverwalk Park rental complex, which is developed as a joint venture between Related Companies and Hudson Companies.

New photographs show the façade almost entirely finished, including the area on the southern elevation where the exterior hoist was once attached. Two vertical banners hang off the top corner of the building displaying the Riverwalk Park name and website. Meanwhile, the structural frame for the metal canopy that will hang above the entrance along Main Street is in place. A green construction fence surrounds the property and future pedestrian sidewalks. Below are also some close-up shots of the modular curtain wall assembly, which is made of a mixture of windows and brick walls arranged and grouped in clean lines running up and down all sides of 460 Main Street.

460 Main Street. Photo by Michael Young

460 Main Street. Photo by Michael Young

460 Main Street. Photo by Michael Young

460 Main Street. Photo by Michael Young

This last segment of the Riverwalk Park development will contain lottery affordable housing units and give future occupants clear views of Long Island City, the Queensboro Bridge, part of the northern Midtown skyline, and a portion of the East River to the southwest. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is less than 20 minutes to the south by foot, while the Roosevelt Island F train stop is less than a minute walk from the front doors.

460 Main Street is slated to be finished this winter, as noted on the construction board.

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8 Comments on "Exterior Work Wraps Up on 460 Main Street on Roosevelt Island"

  1. The final result of the effort, it turns out good: Thank you.

  2. Is that “REDUCED RENT OPPORTUNITY” banner a sign of things to come?

    • Yes. Thankfully it gives others the opportunity to enjoy what Roosevelt Island has to offer. Historically, it’s rental market has left a huge gap within the economic/ethnic space. Im happy its changing.

  3. Barbara Gordon | July 25, 2020 at 6:02 pm | Reply

    Is this building still scheduled to be completed by Winter 2020?

    • Afellowapplicant | August 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm | Reply

      Hey Barbara,

      The building was completed as of Summer 2020. Lotto closed in July 2020. Tenant Candidates where assigned a log number in early August 2020. Expected move in date is Sept – January. Hope this helps. Good luck !?

  4. When I apply for affordable housing, I forgot to update my current employment information, can I update my current employment information?

  5. I no longer receive any available affordable housing notices. Can I be put back on your mailing list please? Thank you.

  6. Laying here while my babies are asleep just thinking and praying that God will get us some place to live so they have an place to call their own. We’re not here because of my lack of rent paying we’re here because of other people’s horrible actions against us. I just found out I had a voucher from months back and only got knowledge of it days ago for it to the expiring in a month or so! I could make a complaint but why cause problems and have to live here for I don’t even know how long.. I just want peace. Help!! Help!! Help!!! I can definitely be at my breaking point but what good will that do for my baby’s? Nothing! So I have to suck it up and let tears fall from my face while they are asleep than wake up in the Am with a fake smile on my face to show them that mama is our hero no matter how low she’s feeling.. God please send us a hero! These kids deserve so much better and I’m trying I am trying.It took everything in me to leave a toxic abusive situation . wheeeew Sincerely a mama who would do anything to have a place to stay permanently!

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