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a large entrance or reception room or area

the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest

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a group of people who try actively to influence legislation

detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of

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Indeed, one could make the claim that no understanding of American foreign-policy decision making is possible without understanding the role of lobbies and interest groups.
But they could not withstand the ubiquitous pressure brought to bear by a thousand persistent lobbies, each of which argued - usually with some justice - that eliminating this or that program would cause hardship for some group while leaving other groups unscathed.
In these and other ways, ethnic lobbies are of real value.
One might suppose, for instance, that after a while there would be so many lobbies that many of them, like bees swarming a puddle of honey, would be unable to penetrate to the food and would simply go away.
Because the problem is systemic rather than moral, it is no use to condemn corporate lobbies while exculpating the Sierra Club, the teachers' unions, or the trial lawyers.
For further office leasing information regarding 3202 Queens Boulevard, and for more information on the Building Art Program for landlords who wish to meet some of the artists who can provide original artworks to improve their building lobbies to help attract office tenants, please feel free to contact Seaman at 718-937-7900.
And so, as part of the 1980 legislation, their lobbies pressed for an exorbitant increase in the level of insurance coverage, from $40,000 to $100,000, claiming it would help lure depositors.
Political lobbies and do-good groups like The United Way have traditionally operated under two completely distinct tax codes, each of which has one big pro and one big con.
Elevator lobbies and elevator cabs are being renovated as part of a more extensive elevator modernization program.
Behind some of those building's gruff facades and within their lobbies, one can find some of the city's finest bronze and marble architecture.
A dramatic scooped ceiling is to be installed in both the west and east escalator lobbies.
To sell properties or attract upscale tenants, building owners have never been hesitant about investing heavily in furniture, wall coverings and rugs for lobbies and other public areas in an effort to present the best possible "face" to the outside world.
The first phase interior improvements was conceived by Der Scutt Architects' of New York City, noted for its design of Trump Tower, The Revlon Building at 635 Madison Avenue, and other dramatic lobbies such as 575 Lexington Avenue, 1613 Broadway, and the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank of New York.
In addition to the lobby renovations, the office corridors and elevator lobbies were upgraded with textured wall-covering, new carpeting, and parabolic and cove lighting.
The entry gallery, central hall and elevator lobbies share a common palette: Flor de Pesco marble, imperial Black marble and Ashrose granite are set in a stainless steel network of accent bars and light fixtures.