street floor

street floor

1. In a building, that floor which is nearest to street level; usually not more than a half story above or below street level; often the main floor of the building.
2. To qualify as a street floor under certain codes in the US, the floor level may not be more than 21 in. above or more than 12 in. below grade level at the main entrance.
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We subsisted, and were tremendously grateful to be in America, though we lived through hell and high water (literally, we had to evacuate through a street floor window into a canoe).
The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission , and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate.
of works deployed across a truly astonishing expanse of Greenwich Street floor space.
The UAW committeemen admitted that "X was at least intimidated into leaving" and that they "accompanied him down the aisles, down the stairs, to the street floor, and to the outside door.
The street floor will be rented to commercial firms, Alterman said.
Within five minutes after the fire was first seen in the basement room, it had traversed the entire street floor of the main building and had passed to the entrance to the Broadway Lounge.
This sterile quality is totally absent at street level, where the escalators emerge under glass canopies which rise out of the street floor with great elegance and smoothness.
Along the way he postulates a relationship between Taoism and the Dow Jones industrial average, weaves in some Christian theology for good measure and fills his tale with characters raning from an old Confucian scholar who is obsessed by his relationship with his father to a middle-aged Wall Street floor trade who wishes he's never left the ivory tower of Columbia University.
The private event will take place on Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at The XChange on 640 West 28th Street Floor 9 in New York City with performances by BMI talent Ron Browz ("Pop Champagne"), Kal and R&B Wranglers 718.
Tenders are invited for Selection of a contractor for execution of building construction works: "Reconstruction of a part of the internal water supply network and improvement of the street floor of the town of Kostadovo, municipality of Rakitovo - fifth stage, Chepinets street".
CASE intervention kept clients from slipping through the cracks to the street floor.
The only reason to be on a street floor is to offer services that people walking in off the street would want," Shapiro said.