Behold the sun rising on the classical facade of one of the architectural glories of America and the night lighting on that same facade and fountains flanking its entrance. This is the thrill that awaits you at this elegant residence located on the fifth floor of a highly desirable, prewar, cooperative building on Fifth Avenue. With three oversized windows offering direct views of the MET, this light- filled, airy, apartment offers splendid entertaining space as well as a layout for a comfortable metropolitan lifestyle. The marble entrance gallery that creates a sense of arrival from the semi-private landing has views through to Fifth Avenue and separates the graciously scaled living and dining rooms- all perfectly positioned for entertaining flow. The 17 x 28 living room features herringbone wooden floors, a wood- burning fireplace and two windows on Fifth Avenue. The 15 x 19 dining room has inlaid wooden floors and a fireplace. Two large master bedrooms are separated from the entertaining area by a lovely marble hallway. One is the perfect private aerie, boasting abundant fitted closets and a marble en-suite bath both graced with views onto Fifth Avenue. The second is presently converted to a well-appointed, wood paneled library complete with fireplace, marble bar and flooded with eastern light. There is a second full marble bath off the hallway which also serves as a powder room. The second hallway leading from the dining room to a third separate wing of the apartment offers a full marble wet bar and a study/guest bedroom with en-suite tiled bath. The gourmet windowed eat- in kitchen with a distinct pantry area and washer/dryer completes the layout of this meticulously designed residence. Magnificent moldings throughout, CAC, and generous closets and storage space. 1016 Fifth Avenue is a full- service building with full time doormen, live-in super, a state of the art fitness room, separate storage and bike storage areas and a laundry room. There is a 3% flip tax paid by purchaser.