720 Park Avenue

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720 Park Avenue
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General information
Architectural style Neoclassical architecture
Location 720 Park Avenue, Lenox Hill, Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Completed 1928
Technical details
Floor count 17
Design and construction
Architect Cross & Cross
Rosario Candela

720 Park Avenue is a historic residential building in Lenox Hill on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, USA. A cooperative, the building has 34 apartments, a gymnasium and storage spaces.[1] It is secured by a full-time doorman.[1]


The 17-story building was completed in 1928.[2][1] It was designed by Cross & Cross and Rosario Candela in the Neoclassical architectural style.[2][3] It is 62.18 meters tall.[2]

In the 1930s, Jesse I. Straus, the co-owner of Macy's who served as the United States Ambassador to France from 1933 to 1936, lived in a duplex in this building.[4]

In 2008, diplomat Carl Spielvogel, who served as the United States Ambassador to the Slovak Republic from 2000 to 2001, sold his apartment to Peter S. Kraus, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AllianceBernstein, for US$37 million.[5] In 2013, an apartment was listed for US$25 million.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "720 Park Avenue". The New York Times. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "720 Park Avenue". Emporis. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Dailey, Jessica (March 8, 2013). "720 Park Avenue Penthouse Has Three Terraces, Wants $25M". Curbed. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Alpern, Andrew (1992). Luxury Apartment Houses of Manhattan: An Illustrated History. New York: Dover Publications. p. 182. ISBN 0486273709. OCLC 803557032. 
  5. ^ Shari, Michael (May 30, 2010). "Goldman alum Peter Kraus' defiant, decadent return". The New York Post. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 

Coordinates: 40°46′13″N 73°57′54″W / 40.7702°N 73.96491°W / 40.7702; -73.96491