What is 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
    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:

Tate Modern - History
... The building was converted by architects Herzog de Meuron and contractors Carillion, after which it stood at 99m tall. 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) ...
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 ...
Cologne - Tourism - High Rise Structures
... A selection of the tallest buildings in Cologne are listed below ... Jacob Koerfer 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). 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 the Colonius telecommunication tower ...
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 being remodeled into residential condominiums ... 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. 2005, demolition of the Arizona Bank Building began ...
ʻIolani School - Campus
... Buildings include Castle Building, Weinberg Building, the I-Wing, the art building, and the Nangaku Building ...

More definitions of "building":

  • (noun): The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings.
    Example: "Workers in the building trades"
    Synonyms: construction
  • (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 mention of one apartment in a building naturally introduces an enquiry or discourse concerning the others: and if we think of a wound, we can scarcely forbear reflecting on the pain which follows it.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    No: until I want the protection of Massachusetts to be extended to me in some distant Southern port, where my liberty is endangered, or until I am bent solely on building up an estate at home by peaceful enterprise, I can afford to refuse allegiance to Massachusetts, and her right to my property and life. It costs me less in every sense to incur the penalty of disobedience to the State than it would to obey. I should feel as if I were worth less in that case.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The limits of prudence: one cannot jump out of a burning building gradually.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)