What Is a Multi-Story Building?


A multi-story building is a building that supports two or more floors above ground. There is no formal restriction on the height of such a building or the number of floors a multi-story building may contain, though taller buildings do face more practical difficulties.

A multi-story building may be designed as a place of business, such as a hospital, a law firm, a casino, a mall or a government building. Other types of multi-story buildings include apartment compounds and local museums. Some communities include many multi-story apartment buildings to provide adequate housing within the local area, or to meet the housing needs of a growing community.