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  • n  tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
    `tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'
  • a  used of buildings of many stories equipped with elevators; tall
    avenues lined with high-rise apartment buildings

  • There is a market for high-rise condo hotels here; but its not as deep as people thought it was.
  • Middle-income residents will have high-rise apartments.
  • Gordon Mathews, professor of anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been conducting field research in this high-rise souk for almost a year, living for up to .
News & Articles

  • TWFD prepared for high-rise blazes
    Woodlands Fire Chief Alan Benson knows the dangers and difficulties of fighting a high-rise fire. The knowledge makes him wary of staying in the upper levels of hotels.
    June 21, 2013 - The Woodlands Villager
  • Multiple injuries in downtown Houston high-rise fire
    Multiple injuries in downtown Houston high-rise fire Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:39 pm, Thursday, June 20, 2013 Several CenterPoint employees were burned, one critically, when a fire erupted Thursday at the AT&T building in downtown Houston, fire officials said. The ...
    June 20, 2013 - Houston Chronicle
  • 5 CenterPoint Energy workers hurt in fire outside high-rise building
    A fire in an easement outside of a high-rise downtown Houston building resulted in injuries to five CenterPoint Energy employees.
    June 20, 2013 - FOX 26 Houston

  • Joseph Doria in Cherry Hill Courier Post
    I understand and appreciate the desire of the proponents of this rule to increase high-rise safety,said state Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Joseph Doria Jr., mentioning perils faced by tenants as well as firefighters.
  • Peter Costello in Melbourne Herald Sun
    When I switched on my television and there's an oh so serious Kevin Rudd sitting in front of a high-rise building saying I'm an economic conservative,Mr Costello said. "A little more sophisticated than Latham, we have moved now from the...
  • Les Miles in SI.com
    ) to his penchant for wearing them higher on his head than most ("Hats really have changed. They come down a little flatter in the front," said Miles. "It's kind of important to me that there's a little high-rise on the front end of the hat....

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