tower block


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tower block

A high rise apartment block.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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PS10million a small price to pay to install sprinklers Judith Tonner Sprinkler systems are set to be fitted to every tower block across Airdrie and Coatbridge in a PS10million move to minimise fire risk.
Work to remove another derelict eyesore city tower block from Birmingham's skyline is underway after years of debate and deliberation.
Leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "The life of a tower block resident is worth as much as an MP or peer.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "The life of a tower block resident is worth just as much as the life of an MP or peer.
In the current period of new high rise building we might ask ourselves what the difference is between this contemporary take on the often reviled tower block and the originals with their distinctive late 20th-century design.
Tina Drury, managing director of Your Homes Newcastle, said: "We are also liaising with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service to consider all of the fire safety improvement measures for the tower block properties we manage.
There is then a 125mm layer of fire retardant and non-combustble cladding before the concrete and brick tower block.
Alistair Hutchins said that working on the aftermath of the London tower block blaze which killed at least 80 people, was "probably the worst incident I've ever dealt with" in his 18 years of DVI.
Dierdre Alden, Conservative shadow cabinet member for bins, told a meeting of the full city council that she had seen furious emails from a tower block landlord frustrated at the missed collections.
Scottish Tories housing spokesman Graham Simpson said the Scottish Government should work with councils to ensure every tower block has a sprinkler system.
A House of Commons select committee report was produced in 2000 - which looked at the Knowsley Heights fire as well as a 1999 blaze at a tower block in Irvine, Ayrshire, in which a 55-year-old disabled man was killed.