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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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The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been tasked to revise the master plan of Islamabad and incorporate governmental decision of high-rise building constructions.
Moreover, CDA believes that the construction of high-rise buildings along the IJ Principal Road will enhance trading activities there.
Banaguas said that high-rise structures should withstand supertyphoons with maximum winds of more than 300 kilometers per hour.
The committee heard social housing provider Thirteen had vowed to install sprinklers and misting systems in all its high-rise buildings.
The Prime Minister also directed the CDA to formulate future policy about constructing high-rise buildings at the areas of slums.
The prime minister also directed the CDA to formulate future policy about constructing high-rise buildings at the areas of slums.The meeting decided that the Aviation Division and CDA in the next ten days would identify those areas where high-rise building would not be allowed, however, the numbers of such areas should be minimum.
According the geological survey department, the building of high-rises on the Larnaca seafront is problematic in geotechnical terms as the soil cannot take the weight of towering buildings, implying that it is best that Larnaca is kept off the seafront high-rise development map.
After a brief hearing, the SC withdrew its order banning high-rise constructions beyond six floors and simultaneously directed constructions to continue as per law in the city.
In single apartment sales, mid- and high-rise deals rose 24 percent in Q3 and garden-style sales fell 5 percent.
Cladding on six high-rise blocks in Cardiff - which house an estimated 575 people - all failed fire safety tests in March.
On April 8, more than 200 New York City firefighters and emergency service personnel responded to a fire at Trump Tower a 58-story high-rise building with commercial use on the lower floors (inclining the headquarters of the Trump Organization) and 263 residential units on the upper floors (including the three-floor penthouse that is the private residence of Donald and Melania Trump).
And in particular, fires in high-rise buildings are high-profile events.

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