856 Fifth Avenue is one of the finest NYC addresses. The building was collaboration between architects Rosario Candela (considered one of the best designers of luxury apartments in the 1920's), Warren & Wetmore (best known as the architects of Grand Central Terminal), Shreve and Lamb, of the Empire State Building fame, as consulting architects and the famous decorator Dorothy Draper as an additional consultant to the building. Its developer Joseph Paterno together with Candela was a team that built some the very best buildings in New York. 856 is a limestone clad cooperative building in an Italian Renaissance style. There are original casement windows, and a three story rusticated base. The building is close to many of the city's most fashionable boutiques and restaurants along Madison Avenue and is also a bit removed from major tourist attractions such as the Central Park Zoo. Only 15 grand homes are found in 856, mostly intact 14+ rooms with 11 foot ceilings, full floor simplexes with a sweep of Living Room, Dining Room, and Library, all with fireplaces, and very fine Central Park views.