High-rise building


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high-rise building

[¦hī ¦rīz ′bild·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

High-rise building

Describing a building having a comparatively large number of stories usually above 10–12 stories, and equipped with elevators.
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high-rise building

Said of a building that is many stories in height, usually higher than ten to twelve stories.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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