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10 city apartments that take skyline views to new heights

This week, we've scoured our Pinterest archives for high-rise apartments with vertiginous views of city skylines. From a luxury penthouse in Manhattan's tallest tower to a 30th-floor condominium in Kiev, here are some of the best from around the world.

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R1T flat, Israel, by Paritzki & Liani Architects

Israeli firm Paritzki & Liani Architects installed a PVC ceiling in this Tel Aviv apartment to reflect the surrounding cityscape. Panoramic views of the nearby harbour can be seen through floor-to-ceiling windows that border the living room.

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432 Park Avenue penthouse, US, by Kelly Behun

New York is known for its high-rise buildings, but the 92nd floor of Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue tower has the best view of the city. The penthouse interiors were designed by Kelly Behun to maximise the dramatic perspective from 1,396 feet up.

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Hong Kong apartment, China, by MNB Design Studio

A pared-back aesthetic was used by local studio MNB Design Studio for this apartment in Hong Kong, which is located within a high-rise block with views of the city's mountainous Tai Wai area. The apartment also features a house-shaped wooden structure around the entrance to the dining area.

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Canaletto Tower, UK, by Black & Milk

Local interior design company Black & Milk created this understated bachelor pad for a city trader within UNStudio's 31-storey luxury residential skyscraper overlooking London's financial district. The interior scheme follows a neutral colour palette with marble finishings.

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Life After Madrid, Slovenia, by Arhitektura DOO

A kitchen looking out over Ljubljana is the main feature of this remodelled apartment, located inside a tower built by modernist architect Edvard Ravnikar in the 1960s. Slovenian studio Arhitektura DOO modernised the small home with contrasting stainless steel surfaces and a bright neon light.

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Veranda on the Roof, India, by Studio Course

A tranquil rooftop garden helps to make this penthouse apartment in west India feel more like a traditional house, featuring a mix of outdoor and indoor rooms alongside views of the city Pune.

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Layer of White, Israel, by Pitsou Kedem Architects

This minimal top-floor apartment in Tel Aviv by Pitsou Kedem Architects features white textured walls and wide open spaces. Full-height glazing has been used in the living room and bedroom to give panoramic views over the city.

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This shard-like glass skyscraper by New York-based firm FXFOWLE is a recent addition to the city's low-rise Chelsea neighbourhood. The 18-storey mixed use building includes this residential apartment, which provides its occupants with a light, airy interior and "unparalleled views" of the surrounding cityscape.

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Novopecherskie Lipki, Ukraine, by Olga Akulova 

Located on the 30th floor of a Kiev condominium, this "English-style" apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Dnieper River. Local designer Olga Akulova was asked by the client to create a space using natural materials that would be suitable for entertaining friends.

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Habitat 67, Canada, by EMarchitecture

Architect Moshe Safdie's iconic brutalist apartment complex in Montreal hosts 158 box homes – including this one. Renovated by Canadian design studio EMarchitecture, the new interior features a double-height kitchen and a second dining space on the terrace which overlooks the rest of the building.

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