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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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Furthermore, sources said that plot owners will be allowed to build high-rises which are no taller than 18 storeys on such plots.
In Scotland we have stringent regulations but are committed to further improving the safety of those living in high-rise flats.
'PAF is the competent authority to issue NOC for high-rise buildings within 15 km of PAF Base Nur Khan as per NACP and Works of Defence Act 1903.
He underscored the need to change rules and regulations about high-rise buidings and directed CDA to present a comprehensive plan for the approval of design for multistorey buildings.
While the zone of highest seismic danger includes most seaside areas in the of the island such as Famagusta, Paphos and Limassol, the frequency of earthquakes in Larnaca, in combination with the geotechnical specifications of the soil of Larnaca's seafront, renders the specific seaside town incompatible with high-rises, the geological survey department found.
The apex court had banned construction of high-rise buildings in Karachi before 18 months on the ground of water shortage in the city.
On April 8, more than 200 New York City firefighters and emergency service personnel responded to a fire at Trump Tower a 58-story high-rise building with commercial use on the lower floors (inclining the headquarters of the Trump Organization) and 263 residential units on the upper floors (including the three-floor penthouse that is the private residence of Donald and Melania Trump).
The likely place of origin of a fire is much the same in both commercial high-rise and low-rises.
On May 23, SBCA issued a notice banning the construction of high-rise buildings, beyond ground plus two storeys in Karachi.
As the fall-out from the disaster continues, it's been pointed out how ten of thousands of people across the UK live in high-rise tower blocks.
There is one aspect, however, that is common to all the cities in the ranking (with the exception of Houston): The majority of the high-rises under construction are residential buildings.