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Disuse

That complete sequence and series of activities and actions that eliminate the building in its present form. There are basically two options: (1) demolition and return of the building, site, and all of its components to the natural environment, or (2) renovation. The renovation option essentially leads back to the beginning of the building life-cycle model or to some intermediate stage within that model.
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It was the same sort of thing; he found a disused target in a deserted yard and couldn't resist indulging in a little secret shooting, like secret drinking.
As for the once-desolate and disused ground floor of the building, it was now transformed, by means of splendid dining-rooms, reception-rooms, billiard-rooms, and smoking-rooms, into a palace by itself.
Fyne fell suddenly into a strange cavity--probably a disused lime- kiln.
But the first thing I find in that disused pocket is this: that men who mean to steal diamonds don't talk Socialism.
There was a disused outbuilding where they would find a small cook stove, he said, and also he would give them fresh milk.
After passing through the iron gates he stopped, and pointed with his whip to the disused middle wing of the building.
In the chimneys of the disused rooms, swallows had built their nests for many a long year, and from earliest spring to latest autumn whole colonies of sparrows chirped and twittered in the eaves.
And he urged fishermen to destroy their disused beacons by smashing them up.
She said, "The scheme will make use of this disused building to create a community facility that will be open to everyone and bring people together.
The unidentified man, aged between 18 and 25, was believed to have been a passenger in a black Mercedes which hit a lamppost near the disused Yarnolds factory on Birmingham Road at midnight on Thursday.
Police said thieves were breaking into the disused part of the Lea Castle Hospital site in Cookley, near Kidderminster, to steal copper wiring.
A FIRE at a disused North Wales market hall is being treated as possible arson, fire chiefs said last night.