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high-rise

A concept with no fixed definition except as contained within specific fire codes or building codes.In commercial real estate,it is generally understood by reference to what it is not.It is not a low-rise, which is a one- or two-story structure. It is not a midrise, which could be anything between three and six, perhaps eight stories high, depending on the community. A high-rise is anything taller than a midrise.The meaning of high-rise in Asheville,North Carolina,will be different than that in New York City or Chicago.

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A firefighter evacuates a victim from a high-rise apartment building south of Paris
I hear it all the time in my high-rise apartment building in suburban Washington.
Many of these stories have made their way around the Net for years: the hapless diver water-dumped by helicopter into a raging forest fire; the proofreader dead at his desk a week before anyone notices; the sad suicide/homicide of Roland Opus (who jumps from the roof of his high-rise apartment but is actually killed by a shotgun blast fired by his father as he flies past the family's living room window).
Speaking of neighbors, the area is surrounded by high-rise apartment buildings, and the level of amplified sound is constantly adjusted to avoid discomfort.
A new high-rise apartment building is expected to be 30 percent more energy-efficient than state codes require.
Before I began living aboard a sailboat on the Potomac river, I owned a condominium in a high-rise apartment building, the Richmond, six blocks from the White House.
Finalists were selected for superior achievement in a variety of categories, including Best High-Rise Apartment and Best Garden Apartment Community.
High-rise apartment buildings - new construction in Valmiera Brick Street 8 / Clay Street 1 construction design, construction and supervision.
TAINAN, Taiwan, Rabi'II 28, 1437, February 07, 2016, SPA -- As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 32 people.
Last week, a four-year-old Indian girl plunged to her death from a high-rise apartment in Al Naba'a area at around 8am on Thursday.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of high-rise apartment building for the military took place on September 20 in the town of Batken.
THE homes of residents in four high-rise apartment blocks in Kirkby will be supplied with free wi-fi access thanks to a new initiative delivered by One Ark, part of the First Ark Group It has joined forces with the ITS Technology Group which means that people living in the 256 flats in the Gaywood Green residential block, a scheme run by Knowsley Housing Trust, will be given a free tablet and free-of-charge access to a set number of websites.