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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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Due to be discussed on Friday, the report says the Grenfell Tower fire has led to residents questioning 'stay put' policies that are in place in the majority of high-rise premises in West Yorkshire.
Joint fire training events have been carried out at most of our high-rise blocks to strengthen our procedures.
1 million square-foot high-rise campus, developers are rushing to build office, retail and housing for Amazon, Expedia, and other companies that are expanding in the state.
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In the past 12 months, expert staff carried out detailed inspections of all high-rise properties to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and operational fire crews carried out site visits to familiarise themselves with the layout of properties and the risks attached.
Several leading architects have recently unveiled plans for a selection of innovative new high-rise buildings such as a proposal for a 58-storey building on the former Tyne Brewery site.
Questions about current general aviation (GA) flight rules and security measures are being rekindled after the crash of a private plane into a Manhattan high-rise Wednesday.
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When the mayor there raised concerns last year that high-rise security was not adequate, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) worked with members of the city council to shape an ordinance that it said would help to address the inadequacies.
The wide span and low center of gravity contribute to the safe and efficient dismantling of high-rise buildings.

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