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renovate

To repair and upgrade,with a sense of changing something.Contrast with rehabilitate or restore, which imply keeping the same general character and appearance. Differences among the words are important when making modifications to historic structures,because renovation may not be allowed.A property owner's imprecise use of terminology regarding his or her plans could result in unintentional animosity by neighbors and historic preservation commissions.

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Interior renovations will include new elevator lobbies, hallways and many apartments designed by local Collingswood architect, Phillip Kunz.
After a four-year and $93 million renovation, the storied exhibition into deep space had been open to the public for only 30 minutes.
This cluster is associated with exposure to disturbed soil during a golf course renovation.
Valley View School District 365U, which serves Bolingbrook and Romeoville in Illinois, built a brand new high school in the growing Bolingbrook community and did some major renovations to the Romeoville school at the same time.
People spending money on renovations tells me that they're confident in what's happening," says Jensen, adding the $12-million Discover Abitibi geophysical study of the Timmins area is "helping to solidify the city's future".
In addition to the renovation of the cathedral itself, other buildings on the block will be updated to house outreach ministries such as the Door Ministry food program, the St.
Not all renovations are created equal in their impact on the operating budget.
In addition to the construction of laboratory facilities, the project entailed the renovation of student lounges, conference rooms, lavatories and student recreational areas and the installation of underground facilities.
The building renovation process itself can be a great lime for students to learn about their school's history and re-discover the structure's mythologies.
Similar renovations will be made at other schools within Glendale Unified School District, said district spokesman Vic Pallos.
Thoughtful, creative, and often simple renovations, are breaking down the barriers to independent living, dramatically increasing the comfort, safety and convenience of existing dwellings, while accommodating special physical needs.
The controversy drew national media attention, and for days reporters and camera crews crept around the church (where renovations were well underway) trying to figure out what the fight was all about.