building

noun
1 house, church, school, etc.
ADJECTIVE
big, high-rise, huge, large, massive, tall, towering
low, low-rise, single-storey/single-story, small
attractive (esp. BrE), beautiful, fine, grand, imposing, impressive, landmark, magnificent

The opera house is one of the city's landmark buildings.

condemned, crumbling, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, run-down, tumbledown (BrE)
abandoned, empty
ancient, historic, old

Both architects specialize in the restoration of historic buildings.

17th-century, etc.
listed (BrE)

They were refused planning permission for an extension because it was a Grade II listed building.

modern
brick, concrete, stone, timber, wooden, etc.
green (= good for the environment)
commercial, industrial, residential

The prices of commercial and residential buildings increased by 13.4%.

civic, municipal, public
federal, government
administration, administrative
apartment (AmE), tenement

Housing is limited and most people live in high-rise apartment buildings.

church, factory, farm, headquarters, hospital, museum, office, parliament, prison, school
airport, terminal
campus (esp. AmE)
dorm, dormitory (both AmE)
downtown (AmE)
main
entire, whole
existing
new
original
adjacent, nearby, surrounding
VERB + BUILDING
design
build, construct, erect, put up

Several new buildings are now being put up.

complete
demolish, destroy, flatten, gut, knock down, pull down (BrE), raze, tear down

The building was gutted by fire.

damage
renovate, restore

They're renovating the old farm buildings.

convert

In 2008 the building was converted into a house.

evacuate
occupy
lease
BUILDING + VERB
collapse
house sth
sit, stand

a central square, where two buildings stand

2 process/business of building sth
ADJECTIVE
road
brand (business), community, coalition, empire, nation, team
BUILDING + NOUN
company, contractor, firm (esp. BrE), industry, sector, trade
programme/program, project, scheme (BrE)
activity, development, work

We're having some building work done.

code (AmE), controls, regulations
land (esp. BrE)
site (esp. BrE) (usually construction site in AmE)
materials
method, technique
boom
costs
contractor, inspector, worker

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