tall building

tall building

[¦tȯl ¦bil·diŋ]
(civil engineering)
A structure that, because of its height, is affected by lateral forces due to wind or earthquake to the extent that the forces constitute an important element in structural design. Also known as high-rise building.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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His companion led him into a tall building, talking noisily all the time about the pals whom he had just left.
Flambeau had seen quite enough of these daily salutations of Phoebus, and plunged into the porch of the tall building without even looking for his clerical friend to follow.
A tall building on the seashore in which the government maintains a lamp and the friend of a politician.
The shutters of the tall buildings were closed like grim lips.
They seemed to be falling right into the middle of a big city which had many tall buildings with glass domes and sharp-pointed spires.
A ray of city sunshine found its way through the tangle of tall buildings on the other side of the street, lay in a zigzag path across his carpet, and touched the firm lines of his thoughtful face.
"Ulla, ulla, ulla, ulla," wailed that superhuman note-- great waves of sound sweeping down the broad, sunlit road- way, between the tall buildings on each side.
The tall buildings round the yard shut out a good deal of the sky, but the large window let in abundant light to show every corner of the house-place.
A good-looking young girl conducted us to a window on the second floor which looked out on a court walled on three sides by tall buildings. She put her head out at the window and shouted.
But the highest triumph of wire-laying came when New York swept into the Skyscraper Age, and when hundreds of tall buildings, as high as the fall of the waters of Niagara, grew up like a range of magical cliffs upon the precious rock of Manhattan.
Manuela Belova from the Council of High Buildings and Urban Environment.The first tall building in the capital is the 18-storey Ministry of Transport at "Diakon Ignatiy" Street, designed in the 1960s by a Transproject team.