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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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High-rises are not going to recycle up to their potential without some concentrated effort on the part of the city, the real estate community and New York City residents who live in high-rises.
The Avalon Bay buildings at Queens West, awarded after a long Request for Proposals that pitted them in the end against the Macklowe Organization, wilt consist of two high-rise structures on either side of the current City Lights cooperative building, with a HUD-subsidized 75-unit senior housing center of five stories situated next to the East River.
NFPA theorizes that high-rises are more likely to have fire-resistive construction and wet pipe sprinklers to limit flame spread.
During the hearing, a report prepared by the Mirpurkhas commissioner was submitted in the Sindh High Court, according to which 16 high-rises had been built so far in Mirpurkhas.
While 2012 saw over twice as many high-rises under construction in Toronto than in the Big Apple, the gap is now only just under a third--and the trend seems to be continuing.
Some structural engineers said the new study reinforced other, less sophisticated computer simulations that cast doubt on the safety of midlevel high-rises, especially older buildings.
According to Sullivan's February report, Washington's building, the three high-rises left at Robert Taylor and 28 buildings at the Dearborn and Ickes homes are combined into one beat area.
The specifics constitute a city planner's wish list: well-aligned high-rise housing structures with shopping plazas at their bases; parks stretching and weaving between buildings; museums devoted to art, "disaster science, health care and science, technology and culture"; an "EDUMENT" center hailed as an "intellectual theme park"; an arts and culture center; a housing center for students; an international multimedia and entertainment city in Kobe, along with the Higashi Harima Media Garden City in Miki; a Super Convention Center; an Import Mart; and an International Garden City "founded as a communication city to promote exchange between people and cultures from Japan and abroad.
Very few high-rise building fires spread beyond the room or floor where the fire first starts because many high-rise buildings have sprinklers, smoke detectors and fire-resistive construction.
The Serna-Cal/EPA building topped 87 others in the existing building program to win the first high-rise gold certification.
Jahn is the architect of many innovative energy-conscious high-rises buildings, including the Deutsche Post Tower in Bonn, Germany, the Munich Business Towers, and an affordable housing project in Chicago.
Space is available in all the high-rises and one of Emmett's biggest challenges will be filling up about 300,000 square feet in the Plaza 1 tower that was once occupied by Health Net Inc.