tower block

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tower block

A high rise apartment block.
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Noun1.tower block - tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartmentstower block - tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments; "`tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'"
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
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tower block

n (Brit) → Hochhaus nt

tower block

n (Brit) → palazzone m
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According to SRV, it will build seven new blocks of flats in the area and sell two of them to LocalTapiola.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has installed the CCTV systems in the two blocks of flats and Councillor Julie Jackson, cabinet member for housing and communities at the Town Hall, said they hope they will help to make residents feel safer too.
25am yesterday, and forensic officers were seen at the blocks of flats in Heol Homfray throughout the day.
the Works are Aimed at Increasing the Energy Performance of These Blocks of Flats So That Specific Annual Consumption of Energy for Heating Calculated, Falls Below 100 Kw Sqm of Usable Area, in Terms of Economic Efficiency.
The large green area in the centre of the nine blocks of flats has been transformed with off-street parking, a small patio and barbecue area and gardens for each block of flats with seating, bedding plants, metal screening and sculptures with images of wild animals and birds to provide a woodland feel.
The Government has released a 192-page document called Fire Safety In Purpose-Built Blocks of Flats.
RONALD REED of Cosham wins this week's tray of Pukka Pies for telling us that when Arsenal visited Pompey recently, they sang this version of Yellow Submarine: "We're all standing on a future block of flats, future block of flats, future blocks of flats.
A 10ft wide hole appeared in a residential car park behind two blocks of flats in Brynmair Close, Aberaman in Rhondda Cynon Taf in theValleys.
A 10ft wide hole appeared in a residential car parkbehind two blocks of flats in Brynmair Close, Godreman, Aberaman, Rhondda Cynon Taf.
ABOUT 200 people were evacuated from their homes today after a huge blaze at a building site spread to several blocks of flats in London.
Demolishing trees for the new development is bad enough, but dumping seven eight-storey blocks of flats on the edge of the site is unbelievable.
Families are fighting a building company amid fears that their quality of life will be ruined by controversial plans for three-storey blocks of flats on land near their bungalows.