Recent Examples on the WebLooking a little further ahead to a future when electric vehicles will turn the gas pump into a relic, the firm imagines repurposing all those service stations into plazas, markets, and even zones for vintage-auto meetups.—Curbed, 29 Nov. 2023 Families still gather at a plaza in Tel Aviv near Israel’s defense headquarters; many relatives of those already freed continue to go there daily as an expression of solidarity with those who wait.—Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 After amassing a fortune, Youngblood donated to build a new plaza at his alma mater and had his grandfather’s name chiseled into the steps.—Benoît Morenne, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 And school officials have completed a plan to build an outdoor exhibit and plaza around the cemetery, using the money promised by the county.—Priya Krishna, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Things to do: Rancho San Diego Towne Center is one of the many plazas in the area, home to stores, restaurants and a movie theater.—San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Oct. 2023 Before there were K-pop heavy hitters like BTS — and member Jung Kook taking over the TODAY plaza — Blackpink, Twice, Le Sserafim and Seventeen, among others, Rain was the K-pop sensation paving the way for the South Korean genre.—Liz Calvario, NBC News, 17 Nov. 2023 The pink sandstone arcade bordering the plaza, where the faithful walk, reproducing Swaminarayan’s journey in miniature.—Justin Davidson, Curbed, 9 Nov. 2023 After gathering for speeches at Washington's Freedom Plaza, the crowd was expected to march past the White House and back to the plaza.—Alan Cullison, WSJ, 5 Nov. 2023 See More
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Spanish, from Latin platea broad street — more at place