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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FED UP: MP Geoffrey Robinson (above) addresses worried residents living in the Nauls Mills tower block at a meeting to discuss security and (left) the block of flats recently targeted by arsonists.
SEVEN people, including six police officers, were taken to hospital yesterday after a blaze in a tower block.
A 19-storey tower block was demolished as part of Optima Community Association's plans to transform an area of inner-city Birmingham.
HUNDREDS of high-rise residents were evacuated from a Birmingham tower block as Army bomb disposal experts raced to the scene.
AN IRISH development company has unveiled plans for a 32-storey tower block close to Lime Street Station with a New York-style rooftop viewing platform.
CROWDS flocked to see a 1960s "eyesore" tower block blasted into smithereens yesterday.
Almost a century later in 1956 the city's first high-rise tower block, Coronation Court on East Lancs Road, was built.
NEW developers have taken over heavily-delayed plans to turn the old British Telecom tower block near Coventry city centre into a hotel.
Detectives investigating the death of a heavily-pregnant teenager whose body was found at the foot of a tower block believe her death could have been an accident or suicide.
Note: The purpose of the remedial works (and associated costs) is to address any identified defects which will have an adverse effect on the remaining lifespan of the tower block, including add-on elements, but can be rectified to extend the lifespan to, 10 years, 20 years and 30 years.
DEMOLITION on the last remaining tower block in Ballymun got under way yesterday.
Installing sprinkler systems in high-rise towers is not a legal requirement but has been recommended by coroners following inquests into the deaths of eight people, in two tower block fires, in the past six years.