Home may be where the heart is, but sometimes it’s also in a cool skyscraper with a rooftop terrace.

Since ancient Rome, people have found shelter in multi-dwelling structures. Things, as you might imagine, have changed over time. Apartment complexes range in style as much as in amenity. Some are tall, others wide. Occasionally, buildings are championed for design innovation, while in other moments the cultural context and the people residing within supply all the cool. Apartment buildings, in short, tell us a lot about how we live.

Chart the course of residential history, and recent architectural development, by checking out The 25 Coolest Apartment Buildings.

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