Furthermore, under existing regulations, a four-storey structure may be no taller than 62 feet, or an average of 15.5 feet per floor. And, under existing regulations, a three-storey structure may be no taller than 50 feet, or an average of 16.67 feet per story. That is a roughly 2 foot difference in average height per storey.
In the United States, the typical height of a multi-story building is 20 stories or more. The tallest building in New York City is currently the Rockefeller Center Tower at 1,454 feet (442 m), while Chicago's Willis Tower is 1,450 feet (440 m) tall. Other notable buildings include the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 1,483 feet (455 m), the Pompidou Centre in Paris, France at 1,071 feet (332 m), and Taiwan's Taipei 101 at 1,671 feet (512 m).
In Europe, the highest rise is in London where the Shard rises to 328 feet (100 m). Other large-scale structures including two 500-foot towers in Moscow and Istanbul with 484 and 471 feet (147 and 140 m) respectively.
By comparison, a four-storey building in India is usually around 7 meters high and a three-storey building is about 3.5 meters high. There are some five-star hotels in India that are as tall as 32 meters but they are rare.
A tale about a structure is typically 10 feet tall. So four floors would be 40 feet tall, or a little more than 12 meters in meters (specifically 12.192 meters). A four-story structure would be slightly taller than 1200 cm, or twelve-point-two meters.
So a four-story house would be 40 feet high.
There are currently only five four-story buildings in the United States. The tallest is 30 stories tall and was built in 2008. The previous record holder was a 20-story building that was demolished by fire in November 2002. It stood on Pearl Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
The American Institute of Architects gives floor plans for four-story houses. Here are some of their recommendations: 400 square feet per floor except for the second floor which should be 375 square feet to save money without compromising quality.
These are approximate figures and not all rooms will have an equal size. But this gives you an idea of how much space there is on each floor of a four-story house.
Now, here's how much money such a house would cost: $750,000 - $1 million depending on quality and options selected during construction.
This means that you can afford it if you have a good job and can save some of your pay check.
A three-story structure will most likely be 33 to 40 feet tall. A structure with a 14-foot ceiling height on the first level (for retail use) and two stories of residential or office space with 9-foot ceilings above would be in the 36-foot range, give or take a few feet. A four-story house can reach 41 or 42 feet, while a five-story building goes up as high as 50 feet.
The number of floors is how much space is contained within a single building or structure. The more floors there are, the higher the building is constructed. The first floor is what you stand on when entering a building, including hotel rooms. The second floor is what you find when going up one flight of stairs. The third floor is where you go when walking up another set of stairs. And so on.
There are actually several different ways of counting floors. The traditional way is to start at the ground floor and count up, then count down again to zero. But some people count by spaces instead - such as using the elevator or walking up one flight of stairs then turning around and walking back down again. Still others may count by items housed on each floor - such as how many rooms are on each floor or how many steps are taken when walking up one floor. No matter which method is used, it's important to be consistent throughout a single building or event.