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.
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.