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Edifice

A building, especially one of imposing appearance or size.
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edifice

A large and important building.
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It gave beauty to the old edifice, and seemed to make it a part of nature.
There is one other feature, very essential to be noticed, but which, we greatly fear, may damage any picturesque and romantic impression which we have been willing to throw over our sketch of this respectable edifice. In the front gable, under the impending brow of the second story, and contiguous to the street, was a shop-door, divided horizontally in the midst, and with a window for its upper segment, such as is often seen in dwellings of a somewhat ancient date.
How many great edifices are there in the world, including in the United States--St.
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has commended the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, for the choice of public edifices renamed after some prominent persons deemed to have served humanity meritoriously and contributed their quotas to the development of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Located at the corner of Cabrera and Rosales streets, the structure was completed in 1771 and dedicated to San Carlos Borromeo and is one of at least two Spanish colonial edifices in Maasin, the other is Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral.
Shamsi thanked the University for honoring him, saying educational edifices and academic institutions remain the ideal yardstick for determining the development of societies.
"Persons with disabilities and senior citizens should be spared from the unnecessary burden of having to negotiate flights of stairs or having to wait at long queues at elevators to get to their destination floors in government or private edifices," he said in filing the proposed Easy Access Official Transaction for PWDs and Senior Citizens Act.
En ce sens, la Loi de 2006 interdit toute activite dans les lieux destines a lEaexercice du culte contraire a leur nature et aux objectifs pour lesquels ils sont destines, precisant que les edifices destines a l'exercice du culte sont soumis au recensement par lEaEtat qui assure leur protection.
Conscient du danger que representent les edifices menacant ruine sur la vie des habitants, le ministere ne cesse de leur accorder un interet extreme a travers la mobilisation des financements necessaires pour leur amenagement ou la creation du cadre juridique necessaire, en atteste la promulgation de la loi 12.94 relative aux edifices menacant ruine et la gestion des operations de renovation urbaine.
He pointed to the emirate's unique set of Islamic edifices and museums and said it is poised to include new heritage, tourism, cultural and architectural projects early next year.