an area of city land larger than the usual block, treated according to a unified plan and generally closed to vehicular through traffic.

1925–30; super- + block Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The hotel consisted of a set of narrow buildings that lined the outside of an unusually large superblock.
It did so by introducing the superblock and separating pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The first refers to frequent visual and physical penetrations from surrounding streets into the interior of a superblock.
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