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high-rise

A building having a large number of floors, usually constructed where land costs are high.
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A firefighter evacuates a victim from a high-rise apartment building south of Paris
Now Simon sits in his high-rise apartment over Lake Anne, reflecting on the ways his garden city has both held to and drifted from his vision.
And a favoute of mine was Yamakasi, an action-packed film from France about seven young children who invent a new sport to be played amid the high-rise apartment complex they live in.
The Japanese government agreed to build 330 houses and apartments, including two high-rise apartment buildings containing 136 apartments, in the Sada district of Camp Zukeran in central Okinawa.
I hear it all the time in my high-rise apartment building in suburban Washington.
Many of these stories have made their way around the Net for years: the hapless diver water-dumped by helicopter into a raging forest fire; the proofreader dead at his desk a week before anyone notices; the sad suicide/homicide of Roland Opus (who jumps from the roof of his high-rise apartment but is actually killed by a shotgun blast fired by his father as he flies past the family's living room window).
Speaking of neighbors, the area is surrounded by high-rise apartment buildings, and the level of amplified sound is constantly adjusted to avoid discomfort.
Before I began living aboard a sailboat on the Potomac river, I owned a condominium in a high-rise apartment building, the Richmond, six blocks from the White House.
Skyscrapers and high-rise apartment houses coexist with Moorish-style villas, African markets and grand mosques.
Finalists were selected for superior achievement in a variety of categories, including Best High-Rise Apartment and Best Garden Apartment Community.
Sharjah: A 58-year-old man died after falling from the balcony of a high-rise apartment in Sharjah on Wednesday morning.
The site was formerly occupied by an Edwardo s restaurant and is where New Land Enterprises LLP and later developers Tim Gokhman and Ann Shuk had planned to build a high-rise apartment development called Bookends.