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skyscraper

A multistory building with a steel skeleton that supports the weight of the building.
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It is believed that the cabinet in its upcoming meeting will direct the authorities concerned of the four cities to make amendments in their by-laws to permit construction of high-rise buildings.
The prime minister said that keeping in view the increase in population in the capital, green areas must be protected while fulfilling the economic and residential requirements of the people.He said that by providing opportunities to overseas Pakistan, particularly in the real estate business, and promoting economic activities it was essential to amend required rules and regulations to provide a facility for the construction of high-rise buildings in the federal capital.
A spokesperson said: "Thirteen has a regular planned maintenance programme on our properties although as an added precaution we are going to check all 20 of our high-rise buildings."
The development of high-rise building in Penang Island lacks green spaces where limited of public parks available and limited of accessibility to the beaches and gardens as they have been privatized for the people who owned the area of housing as according to the researcher from NGOs.
Although parcels in the central parts of European cities remain very expensive and construction costs increase depending on a building's height, high-rise buildings remain a profitable investment.
The four people were killed when two cranes fell from the 60th floor of a high-rise building under construction.
Very few high-rise building fires spread beyond the room or floor where the fire first starts because many high-rise buildings have sprinklers, smoke detectors and fire-resistive construction.
The town planning office (organizer / client) carries out a two-stage test plan with the aim of reviewing and updating the high-rise building guidelines from 2001 and adapting the planning of use.
Whether you're caught in a large, open field or a towering, high-rise building, the key is to not panic.
RAWALPINDI -- The Rawalpindi Civil Defence is making all out efforts to ensure safety of the citizens and conducting raids to inspect fire safety measures at commercial buildings while nine FIRs were lodged against the owners of high-rise building for violating the rules.
Signifying a shift toward enhanced high-rise building evacuation safety in the post 9/11 environment, the International Code Council (ICC) membership has voted to revise the International Building Code to include New York City's standard requiring the installation of glow-in-the-dark path markings in the stairwells of new high-rise buildings.