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  • On the ocean side of a thirty-story apartment building, the aft end of a sixty-foot charter fishing boat was suspended ten stories above the street.

    Rogue Wave

  • Behind them, thirty-story towers were silhouetted against the gray haze.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Liam parked on the street in front of the thirty-story new Portland Lights Hotel.

    The Love Goddess’ Cooking School

  • The New Yorker once called 85 Broad “one of those bland, squint-windowed, stone-fronted thirty-story monstrosities,” which is almost exactly right, except for the monstrosity part.

    The House That Goldman Built

  • Yes, I went willingly into that dark night -- I needed a change of scenery, my skin was starting to turn into an inverse form of white that happens when you actually take in negative amounts of sunlight, and I was afraid if I didn't move away from the Lower East side I might be at risk of being stopped on the street, bulldozed, and instantly turned into a shiny new thirty-story high-rise.

    Marissa Moss: Smug Is Better Than Smog

  • The architect, when he plans a thirty-story building, has every line and detail pictured in advance.

    The Master Key System

  • I looked at the ornate thirty-story cone of stone.

    Step on a Crack

  • As a quarry, the ancient Egyptians had mined this diorite seam systematically—cutting four narrow ledges out of the great wall, so that now the rock face looked like a thirty-story office building that had been divided into four steplike tiers.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • At three hundred feet, they were the height of a thirty-story building.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Demonstrators climbed two thirty-story construction cranes and attached huge Viet Cong and red flags.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

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