You gain resources (meeples, energy) when you place the tile in your city, regardless of where it is placed or what it is placed on top of.
You gain the meeples each time you place a new floor, as indicated on the tile you just placed.
Do you acquire meeples for every floor placed on a multi-story apartment. I noticed that in a FLGS, they're teaching that you would only get the number of meeples as indicated in the topmost building.
Floor #1 - 1 Meeple (I get 1 meeple from pool)
Floor #2 - 1 Meeple (I will not get any meeple from pool)
Floor #3 - 2 Meeples (I will get an additional 1 meeple from pool, for a total of 2 meeples from the whole multi-story apartment.)
The reasoning was that this is the downside of playing multi-story apartments.
Is this wrong? Or am I wrong to think that we get meeples for every new floor placed without caring for the lower floors.