tall building

tall building

[¦tȯl ¦bil·diŋ]
(civil engineering)
A structure that, because of its height, is affected by lateral forces due to wind or earthquake to the extent that the forces constitute an important element in structural design. Also known as high-rise building.
References in classic literature ?
His companion led him into a tall building, talking noisily all the time about the pals whom he had just left.
Flambeau had seen quite enough of these daily salutations of Phoebus, and plunged into the porch of the tall building without even looking for his clerical friend to follow.
The shutters of the tall buildings were closed like grim lips.
They seemed to be falling right into the middle of a big city which had many tall buildings with glass domes and sharp-pointed spires.
A ray of city sunshine found its way through the tangle of tall buildings on the other side of the street, lay in a zigzag path across his carpet, and touched the firm lines of his thoughtful face.
Ulla, ulla, ulla, ulla," wailed that superhuman note-- great waves of sound sweeping down the broad, sunlit road- way, between the tall buildings on each side.
But the highest triumph of wire-laying came when New York swept into the Skyscraper Age, and when hundreds of tall buildings, as high as the fall of the waters of Niagara, grew up like a range of magical cliffs upon the precious rock of Manhattan.
We will create a positional paper that would be of value to all our membership, especially tall building developers who always want to know what the latest technologies are in each field.
22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Otis Elevator and UTC Climate, Controls & Security will have a significant presence at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) upcoming conference, a premier, international event to exchange the latest knowledge on tall building development.
It'll be just another dull grey high rise that we've been trying to get rid of for the past few years JD and Roisin A nice tall building will be great in the city centre.
Aldar's Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi has been awarded the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2015 Best Tall Building Award for the Middle East & Africa region.
The grand tower will also be judged in November at the Awards Symposium in Chicago, as one of four regional winners for the 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide.