Construction Update
River Point’s Rail Tunnel

Construction of River Point. Photograph courtesy of Fulton River Spy Alex.

Construction of River Point. Photograph courtesy of Fulton River Spy Alex.

Fulton Rive r Spy Alex sent over this great picture of the construction of River Point (444 East Lake Street).  You can really see how wide the Amtrak tunnel beneath the future River Point Park is.  You may remember that Amtrak required the tunnel be a little extra wide so there will be room for a future high speed rail line into Union Station.

The entirety of that deck will be park space.  Then on the left you can see an area that’s supposed to be retail or restaurant space, and also the beginnings of the staircase and public elevator that will lead down from Lake Street to the riverwalk.

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