834 Fifth Avenue

Designed by Rosario Candela, 834 Fifth Avenue was one of the last of New York’s great luxury buildings to be completed before the Great Depression put an end to demand for lavish housing.  Faced with limestone and containing 24 apartments, the admirably austere design was altered during construction when a mansion to the south of the original building site became available, effectively doubling 834 Fifth Avenue’s footprint.

The building was once owned by conservationist Lawrence Rockefeller, who lived in the penthouse for many years.

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