English version

tower block

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings
tower blockˈtower block noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 British EnglishTBB a tall building containing apartments or offices syn high-rise American English
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tower blockIt is the withdrawal of this assurance that contributes to the widespread dissatisfaction with home life in a tower block.And new cars shed their value faster than a Steinway falls from the top of a tower block.Only from the windows of a derelict tower block squatted by women was there any deliberately hostile response.Competition entrants are asked to look at how to transform the tower block typology into a new type of community.
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