927 Fifth Avenue – 1917 by Warren & Wetmore – Renaissance Revival
Probably one of the all-time best lines in regards to 960 Fifth the broker A. Laurence Kaiser IV once said, “If you have less than $100 million, you’d be considered poor.” Never a more apt comment could be made, one of the long time residents of 960 is / was the Cambell’s Soup heir, Charlotte Weber.
Not nearly as well publicized as 740 Park, 960 Fifth is equally a masterwork of Rosario Candela and Warren & Wetmore, exuding elegance, class, and grandeur, while still managing to stay “under the radar” as a branded Fifth Avenue building. As with many of the grand buildings from the period, it shares a second or duel address, which is 3 east 77th street. Built in 1928 on the site of William Clark’s palatial 121 room mansion, the building is a co-op with 68 units, only 15 floors, with private health club, restaurant for residents only and a beautiful roof garden. The detail on the upper facade of the building, above the eleventh floor where the windows are flanked by caryatids with garlands – further evidences the wide range of styles that are found on Candela buildings in particular and others up and down Park and Fifth Avenues.