Template:Infobox Skyscraper 740 Park Avenue is a luxury apartment building on Park Avenue in Manhattan, which has been the home to many wealthy and famous residents. The building also carries the address 71 East 71st Street.[1]


An apartment previously belonging to John D. Rockefeller, Jr., when sold by Saul P. Steinberg in 2000, brought a price "slightly above or below $30 million", reportedly the highest price ever paid on Park Avenue.[2] Rockefeller moved to the building in 1936.[3]

The apartment house has 31 units. The building is made of limestone. It has the highest ceilings and widest hallways on Park. The building was built in 1929, designed by Rosario Candela and Arthur Loomis Harmon, the design partner of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon. The builder was James T. Lee, whose daughter Janet Lee Bouvier and son-in-law Jack Bouvier would take the final open lease (according to one account, for free), and their daughter Jackie Kennedy Onassis grew up there. (Gross, 2005)

Life in the building is amusingly described in the New York Social Diary[4]

In 2005, author Michael Gross published a detailed book on the building and its history, 740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building.[5]

Famous residentsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Gross, Michael. "Where the Boldface Bunk", The New York Times, March 11, 2004. Accessed October 8, 2007.
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  4. The Root of All Evil and Home Sweet Home
  5. Rogers, Teri Karush. "Peeking Behind the Gilded Walls of 740 Park Ave.", The New York Times, October 9, 2005. Accessed August 15, 2007.

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