With apartments becoming smaller and a growing need for places to party, apartment developers continue besting one another with knockout spaces aimed at bringing residents together. At 4Marq, the philosophy is that everyone should be able to enjoy the best views, so the tower’s entire 31st floor, with stunning 360-degree views of downtown Minneapolis and even some suburbs, is devoted to community spaces. There’s an exercise room with cardio machines, and an indoor/outdoor penthouse party room with wall-to-wall glass doors that open up to a rooftop space with sundeck, grills and fire pits. Trust us, your friends will be impressed. 400 Marquette Av. S., Mpls., 612-424-8127,

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