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The rise of 5-over-1 apartment buildings

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American cities used to have distinct architectural styles. Now the ubiquitous 5-over-1 apartment building has taken over the American cityscape. Today we’re looking at this architectural trend and at the larger question of how we can build better cities.


  • Duo Dickinson, writer and architect
  • Daniel Herriges, Senior Editor, Strong Towns
  • Michael Wilkos, Senior Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of Central Ohio

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