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


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:

Cologne - Tourism - High Rise Structures
... A selection of the tallest buildings in Cologne are listed below ... 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) ... Cologne Tower), Cologne's second tallest building at 165.48 metres (542.91 ft) in height, second only to the Colonius telecommunication tower ...
Tate Modern - History
... The building was converted by architects Herzog de Meuron and contractors Carillion, after which it stood at 99m tall ... 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) ...
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 ... 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 ...
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): 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"
  • (noun): The act of constructing or building something.
    Example: "His hobby was the building of boats"
    Synonyms: construction

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)

    I am not building here a statue to erect at the town crossroads, or in a church or a public square.... This is for a nook in a library, and to amuse a neighbor, a relative, a friend, who may take pleasure in associating and conversing with me.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    People do not know the natural infirmity of their mind: it does nothing but ferret and quest, and keeps incessantly whirling around, building up and becoming entangled in its own work, like our silkworms, and is suffocated in it: a mouse in a pitch barrel.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)