What is building?

  • (noun): The act of constructing or building something.
    Example: "His hobby was the building of boats"
    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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Some articles on 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 address ... In late September 2005, demolition of the Arizona Bank Building began ...
Tate Modern - History
... The building was converted by architects Herzog de Meuron and contractors Carillion, after which it stood at 99m tall ... 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) ...
Cologne - Tourism - High Rise Structures
... A selection of the tallest buildings in Cologne are listed below ... and completed in 1925 - it was at one time Europe's tallest office building), the Kranhaus buildings at Rheinauhafen and the Messeturm Köln (English Trade Fair tower). 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 the Colonius telecommunication tower ...
ʻIolani School - Campus
... Buildings include Castle Building, Weinberg Building, the I-Wing, the art building, and the Nangaku Building ...
28 State Street
... Built in 1969, it is Boston's 16th-tallest building, standing 500 feet (152 m) tall, and housing 40 floors ... 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 ...

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 commercial activity involved in constructing buildings.
    Example: "Workers in the building trades"
    Synonyms: construction
  • (noun): The occupants of a building.
    Example: "The entire building complained about the noise"

Famous quotes containing the word building:

    History is a child building a sand-castle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man’s power in the world.
    Heraclitus (c. 535–475 B.C.)

    The real dividing line between early childhood and middle childhood is not between the fifth year and the sixth year—it is more nearly when children are about seven or eight, moving on toward nine. Building the barrier at six has no psychological basis. It has come about only from the historic-economic-political fact that the age of six is when we provide schools for all.
    James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century)

    A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma. Whether or no it is permanent, it claims permanence, like a dogma. People ask why we have no typical architecture of the modern world, like impressionism in painting. Surely it is obviously because we have not enough dogmas; we cannot bear to see anything in the sky that is solid and enduring, anything in the sky that does not change like the clouds of the sky.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)