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An American Shopping Plaza
American Strip Mall

American Strip Mall

Photo Eugene © Peretz / Flickr
The building shown here is a strip mall in the United States. It is part of an open shopping plaza surrounded by an expanse of blacktop pavement. Its walls are featureless and there is a bland uniformity to the evenly spaced columns and broad glass windows. The dominant view is of an expansive parking lot.

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