tower block


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tower block

A high rise apartment block.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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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Translations

tower block

n (Brit) → Hochhaus nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tower block

n (Brit) → palazzone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The tower block is just 200 metres from Grenfell Tower where a devastating blaze killed 72 residents in June 2017.
He said: "We'll feel safer - nobody knows what's happening from one floor to the next in a tower block.
One neighbour said the man had fallen from a communal balcony, with netting on the side of the tower block, near Sefton Park, visibly ripped away.
| THE Grenfell Tower disaster happened on June 14, 2017 when a blaze broke out in the 24-storey north Kensington tower block in the early hours.
"To learn of a further proposal for a 34-storey tower block, seemingly 'sneaked' out under cover of summer, by a wholly owned council company, that proposes zero affordable properties appears a step too far."
The recommendation has been made by a cross-party group of MPs who has investigated tower block safety after the Grenfell tower fire last year.
The council's announcement comes a week after it began a consultation with Wishaw and Motherwell council tower block tenants to have their say over demolition and future housing plans .
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."
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.