Flashback: Campus 1960 versus 2012

The roof of W-hal (now metaForum), Matrix (former FT-hal) and the gangway in between have remained the same, but everything else has changed. The Hoofdgebouw, Vertigo, artworks KOE and Objet Mathématique, tall trees; TU/e campus has really filled up over the years.

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The picture from 1960 was taken on the first day of the new academic year, the same day the Vestdijk Tunnel railway underpass was officially opened. There's a marching band followed by a parade of cars and pedestrians on their way to 'Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven'. Upon closer inspection, you might notice the absence of the apartment buildings at Montgomerylaan -what you see is a part of Oud-Woensel that's all but disappeared.  By the way, there's another similarity: the stretch of sand in the center of the  pictures. In 1960, the Hoofdgebouw was being constructed, and today they're working on the Green Strip. 

 

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