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skyscraper

A multistory building with a steel skeleton that supports the weight of the building.
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And I particularly hope they go ahead with the plan for the 30-storey sky-scraper, it's about time Newcastle had some sleek, tall modern buildings.
Then, wearing sky-scraper heels and a negligee, she launched a midnight search of the front lawn with a metal detector.
Feet take a break from pointy toes and sky-scraper heels in roundtoed, lower heeled shoes that are fashionable not frumpy thanks to peep-toes and ankle fastenings in a range of fabrics from leather and suede to tweed.
These unrealised projects range from the Albert Dock's Disney Ice Rink to the world's tallest sky-scraper at Otterspool,each promoted by incredibly glossy brochur es.
His shock comments came in the wake of a major protest by campaigners against the proposed sky-scraper mast at Mourneview Park.
That probably wouldn't have been a big deal if I hadn't been wearing sky-scraper heels and a dress I couldn't breathe in.
Whether in a way-too-high wedge or a sky-scraper stiletto this year, it's hardly a heel unless you're teetering at least four inches above your natural height.
Especially as Beetham's proposed sky-scraper replacement is damned by Liverpool Urban Design & Conservation Advisory Panel as dull, uninspired, unoriginal and resembling discredited 1960s examples.
After being chained to a desk for the past six months I headed out to the good old US of A myself last week for a few days of sky-scraper seeing and over eating.
As one trendsetter wobbled past the Paddock on dangerously high sky-scraper heels, I overheard an racegoer tutting in dismay.
The police do a good job, on the whole, but it no doubt helps if there's someone on your side who can fly effortlessly from sky- scraper to sky-scraper, scale vertical office blocks and spin webs as strong as steel.