low-rise low-rise

Definition(s):

  • (adj) used of buildings of one or only a few stories and usually no elevator; low

Usage(s):

  1. Where other towns boast tall and impersonal boxes of steel, Chandigarh celebrates the handmade feel of low-rise complexes sculpted in brick.
  2. For months residents sensed that all was not right at the Oxford Apartments, a 49-unit low-rise building on Milwaukee's crime-infested west side.
  3. Many of the former tenants are being relocated to better, low-rise housing that blends into existing neighborhoods.

News

  • Change Is On The Horizon For London's Famous Skyline

    The city of London boasts centuries of architectural history. But a building boom is threatening the city's traditionally low-rise aesthetic and the views of some of that history. Critics — including UNESCO — are very worried about London's changing skyline.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. "It was right before the low-rise thing kicked in officially, and I inadvertently bought these jeans, and they had this enormous rise," Fey says. "And I was going around the office complaining about them all night, joking about it, and Maya...
    on Feb 13, 2010 By: Tina Fey Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "The high cost of home ownership, particularly for low-rise housing types, will prompt many households to purchase a condominium apartment," said Jason Mercer, CMHC's Senior GTA Market Analyst.
    on May 15, 2008 By: Jason Mercer Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

  3. "Low-rise isn't going to solve all your problems," Obama said sternly. "I've worked in the projects, and, let me tell you, low rise has problems of its own."
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: The Carpetbagger Report

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