What is building?

  • (noun): The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings.
    Example: "Workers in the building trades"
    Synonyms: construction
    See also — Additional definitions below

Building

In architecture, construction, engineering, real estate development and technology the word building may refer to one of the following:

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28 State Street
... It has been known as the New England Merchants Bank Building and the Bank of New England Building ... The building has a rectangular footprint which is then setback once near the top floor ...
Cologne - Tourism - High Rise Structures
... A selection of the tallest buildings in Cologne are listed below ... was at one time Europe's tallest office building), the Kranhaus buildings at Rheinauhafen and the Messeturm Köln (English Trade Fair tower). 148.5 2001 ... Mediapark 8, Neustadt-Nord (literally Cologne Tower), Cologne's second tallest building at 165.48 metres (542.91 ft) in height, second only to ...
Tate Modern - History
... The building was converted by architects Herzog de Meuron and contractors Carillion, after which it stood at 99m tall ... the conversion was the basis for a 2008 documentary Architects Herzog and de Meuron Alchemy of Building Tate Modern ... The southern third of the building was retained by the French power company EDF Energy as an electrical substation (in 2006, the company released half of this holding) ...
ʻIolani School - Campus
... Buildings include Castle Building, Weinberg Building, the I-Wing, the art building, and the Nangaku Building ...
44 Monroe - History
... In 2004, the long vacant Arizona Bank Building, an 11-story building completed in 1961 on a small quarter of a city square block, was in the process of ... In May 2005, Grace Communities announced the existing building would be razed and in its place a 34-story tower would be erected and named 44 Monroe, the site’s ... In late September 2005, demolition of the Arizona Bank Building began ...

More definitions of "building":

  • (noun): A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place.
    Example: "There was a three-story building on the corner"
    Synonyms: edifice
  • (noun): The act of constructing or building something.
    Example: "His hobby was the building of boats"
    Synonyms: construction
  • (noun): The occupants of a building.
    Example: "The entire building complained about the noise"

Famous quotes containing the word building:

    The rage for road building is beneficent for America, where vast distance is so main a consideration in our domestic politics and trade, inasmuch as the great political promise of the invention is to hold the Union staunch, whose days already seem numbered by the mere inconvenience of transporting representatives, judges and officers across such tedious distances of land and water.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    And of the other things death is a new office building filled with modern furniture,
    A wise thing, but which has no purpose for us.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Notice how he has numbered the blue veins
    in my breast. Moreover there are ten freckles.
    Now he goes left. Now he goes right.
    He is building a city, a city of flesh.
    He’s an industrialist.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)