The building was designed by Warren & Wetmore, one of the main architectural firms that designed Grand Central Terminal. Rosario Candela and Cross & Cross were the supervising architects. The building is faced with stone and features a rusticated, two-story base which includes a canopied entrance beneath a beautiful iron marquee.
At the third floor level large pilasters extend three stories and alternate between the windows. The top portion of the structure is striking and wrought with much detail including caryatids flanked with garlands. This building is noted for its grand apartments; several amenities in the building; apartments include high ceilings and woodburning fireplaces; pet friendly Cons: No financing allowed History: It was cited as one of the city’s “A-plus” buildings that “signify that you are wealthy and social, that you have made it to the pinnacle of what may consider world society,” observed Monique P. Yazigi in an November 23, 1997 article in The New York Times. Most residents in the building “are worth over $100 million”. According to an article in The New York Observer, the building has a lesser twin attached to its back, called 3 East 77th Street. Even though the apartments are smaller, it’s a potent co-op: When Emily Frick, the widow of Dr. Henry Clay Frick II, bought a petite apartment there in 2006, a listing broker from Corcoran told The Observer that several potential buyers “were not board-qualified, socially, to buy the apartment.” When asked what one needed to do to get in, the broker said, “In my opinion, rub shoulders with the du Ponts or Kennedys.” It wasn’t a joke: Ms. Frick had previously been married to a du Pont.