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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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What's worse is that although 10 deserved renovation at a later date, one was not owned by the residents and shouldn't have been renovated, because it breaches the basic requirement for government assistance.
Also being renovated are Parakrama Samudra and Minneriya tanks under this project.
The hotel has been totally reconfigured and renovated, positioning the property as a prominent new entrant into Manhattan's burgeoning collection of intimate, high-design lodging experiences.
BPG) announced the execution of a 100,000 s/f long-term lease with Catholic Health East (CHE) at 3805 West Chester Pike, a newly renovated 240,000 s/f Class A office building located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
The Imperial--which is protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)--is part of a cluster of fifteen Crown Heights buildings renovated by ELH Mgmt.