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superblock

[soo-per-blok] /ˈsu pərˌblɒk/
noun
1.
an area of city land larger than the usual block, treated according to a unified plan and generally closed to vehicular through traffic.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; super- + block
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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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