Designed by Louis Aloys Risse, the Grand Concourse was constructed between 1894-1909. This world famous thoroughfare was built during the height of the City Beautiful movement; it was modeled on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. 800 Grand Concourse is situated within the heart of the Grand Concourse historic district. This large modern style apartment house, designed by Hyman I. Feldman in 1953, was constructed in the garden apartment tradition with an H-shaped plan featuring two large courtyards on Grand Concourse and Concourse Village West. Manhatta Archutecture, P.C. renovated Apartment #1-NN which faces the east courtyard.