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  • n. Plural form of high-rise.


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  • But you might not find a fourth floor in Chinese high-rises, because four implies death.

    Born to Believe

  • We live in these pseudo-apartments called the high-rises, which are on campus so you have to show your ID to get in, but which are set up like real apartments: living room, kitchen area, two singles and a double.

    Number 6 Fumbles

  • The piece, a towering homage to the neighborhood as it was in the 1970′s, is made up of loving portraits of residents, set in a landscape of high-rises.

    ‘The Spirit of East Harlem’ mural «

  • Today, the wildcatter's dusty image of a wrangler charging over the Texas plains has been replaced by men in suits controlling million-dollar drilling rigs and working out of glimmering Houston high-rises.

    Small oil drillers say new rules threaten wildcatters' survival

  • Allen was attempting to launch the Forward Atlanta marketing campaign, a $500,000 advertising program touting Atlanta as a good place to run a business and raise children, praising its booming airport, new high-rises, and low labor costs.

    Burial for a King

  • An image of a taxi-clogged street is set against one of smiling boys in an alleyway; an aerial view of straight avenues, traffic circles, and high-rises is juxtaposed with one of the honeycombed streets of the old town.110


  • Even Wall Street, where the site of the beloved Twin Towers is being reimagined, has taken an unexpected turn—instead of wall-to-wall banks and electronics shops, it's home to luxury high-rises, leafy squares, specialty shops and boutique inns.

    New York

  • From the outset, the couple knew they didn't want to live in one of the city's many new high-rises.

    Embracing Old Shanghai

  • An American couple eschews high-rises and renovates a traditional 'lilong' home.

    Embracing Old Shanghai

  • All those high-rises and buildings, in shambles or gutted—everything looking like a casualty of an apocalypse.

    Darkness Becomes Her


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