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
Translations

tower block

n (Brit) → Hochhaus nt

tower block

n (Brit) → palazzone m
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And after the Second World War the building of massive municipal housing estates, including 24 high-rise tower blocks on former greenfield sites, completely changed its outlook.
Trinity Comprehensive school teacher Paddy O'Reilly said: "The Ballymun students are all familiar with the names of the 1916 Rising leaders as high-rise tower blocks built in the area in the 1960s to re-house families from Dublin city centre were all named after the patriots.
Mystery continues to surround how the helicopter got into difficulties with questions arising over the lighting of cranes and high-rise tower blocks.