ghost structure

ghost structure

[′gōst ‚strək·chər]
(metallurgy)
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The plaintiff argued that the possibility of Nakumatt paying rent is very remote especially after its much touted merger with Tusker Mattresses Ltd has been faced with serious objection.Ideal Location Ltd argued that if Nakumatt continues to occupy the premises, the mall is likely to turn into a deserted and ghost structure with no traffic, hence it will affect the overall value of the prime commercial enterprise.
Today only a "ghost structure" of steel beams outlines where the house and Franklin's grandson Benjamin Bache's print shop stood, because so little was known about the original, long-demolished structure.
The Franklin Court Printing Office is part of a Benjamin Franklin park that includes a newly refurbished museum, an operating post office, and metal "ghost structures" showing where Franklin's home once stood, as well as the site of his grandson's printing shop.
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