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Type  Housing cooperative
Completed  1926
Opened  1926
Architectural style  Italian Renaissance
Floor count  13
Floors  13
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Location  810 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Main contractor  Bricken Construction Company
Architect  James Edwin Ruthven Carpenter, Jr.
Similar  907 Fifth Avenue, 834 Fifth Avenue, 927 Fifth Avenue, 740 Park Avenue, Kykuit

810 Fifth Avenue is a luxury residential housing cooperative in Manhattan, New York City.

810 Fifth is located on the northeast corner of East 62nd Street, across the street from the Knickerbocker Club. It was designed by J. E. R. Carpenter for the Bricken Construction Company and built in 1926 on the site of a house owned by Mrs. Hamilton Fish. It is a 13-story, limestone-clad building in Italian Renaissance-palazzo style. It is one of the most expensive addresses in the city.

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The building contains only 12 apartments: a ground floor maisonette, 10 full-floor apartments and a multi-floor penthouse. Each full floor apartment has 5,000 square feet (460 m2) of space, four bedrooms and four servants rooms. The elevator opens into a private entrance foyer on each floor. Every apartment has windows overlooking Central Park. The detailing of the exterior in "elegant... limestone-clad, Italian Renaissance-palazzo style" is carried into the lobby, which features bronze torchieres and an elaborate carved plasterwork ceiling. The New York Times once speculated that 810 might be the only apartment building in the city to have "more employees than apartments."

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Nelson Rockefeller lived in a two floor apartment with his first wife Mary Todhunter Clark. The 30-room apartment was renovated for the Rockefellers by Wallace Harrison and decorated by Jean-Michel Frank. She retained the apartment after the divorce, while Rockefeller moved to a penthouse that encompasses the building's top three floors with his second wife, Margaretta Fitler ("Happy") Murphy. The apartment was expanded by purchasing a floor of 812 Fifth Avenue. The two spaces connected via a flight of six steps. Rockefeller and his second wife used the entrance at 812 Fifth while his first wife entered through 810 Fifth.

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In 1963 former Vice President Richard Nixon bought an apartment in the building. During the 1968 presidential contest, Nixon and Rockefeller used different elevators. Nixon held meetings in his fifth-floor apartment during the campaign, including an early meeting with the man who would become his Vice-President, Spiro Agnew.

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In 2000, the building's board of directors turned down an application by Gary Winnick to buy the former Nelson Rockefeller apartment. Notable residents have included Felix Rohatyn and former Archer Daniels Midland CEO Dwayne Andreas. David Geffen moved into 810 in 2006 but moved to 785 Fifth Avenue in 2010.

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