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areaway

[′er·ē·ə‚wā]
(civil engineering)
An open space at subsurface level adjacent to a building, providing access to and utilities for a basement.

Areaway

An open subsurface space adjacent to a means of access to a basement window, door, or crawl space under the structure.

areaway

An open subsurface space adjacent to a building used to admit light and air or as a means of access to a basement or crawl space.
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Table 1 shows the parameters investigated using the exceedance probability analysis, including opening configuration, areaway plan area building coverage ratio (R), orientation, and construction site of the model.
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Areaways struckon Wednesday to stage the biggest fight in British boxing history at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on November 3, with Kessler probably Welshman Calzaghe's toughest opponent yet.
Implicitly, we are all encouraged to follow a moral consciousness that is at home equally with Ruskin, Morris, and Blake as with, as Bellow describes it in Herzog, "Chicago: massive, clumsy, amorphous, smelling of mud and decay, dog turds; sooty facades, slabs of structural nothing, senselessly ornamented triple porches with huge cement urns for flowers that contained only rotten cigarette butts and other stained filth; sun parlors under tiled gables, rank areaways, gray backstairs, seamed and ruptured concrete from which sprang grass; ponderous four-by-four fences that sheltered growing weeds.
Above all the smell from the tenements, coming up from basements and areaways, from dank halls, horrified me.
The Transformer Buildings function is to provide new medium voltage Con Edison electrical service (6 dry transformers in open areaways on level 3), GenSets, stand by generator plant, life safety generator, medium voltage distribution system, and fire protection for the existing Javits Convention Center, and future expansion, on elevated, enclosed platforms.