Saturday, March 3, 2012
End of the Line
We discovered what exists at the end of the subway line: the Xianlin undergrad campus of Nanjing University! I live by/go to school at the graduate campus, and I'd never been over there because it takes over an hour to commute, so I didn't choose any classes on that campus.
So we decided to go in and see what there was to see. Xianlin campus is the newer of the new campus, and will eventually be the main hub of Nanjing University. Right now they've got the dorms and a few buildings up, but they are obviously still expanding. The entire area is, actually. The infastructure is all set up for expansion, even though nothing is there right now. There is empty housing that's just been built, parks, and a bunch of areas that are still going up.
Unfortunately the futuristic design and the construction didn't quite match up. One of the buildings with an interesting outer pattern was already falling apart due to poor water-damage planning.
Nanjing University let their different student groups and departments paint construction walls to brighten up the place while all of the construction was going on. It was really neat to see some of the awesome (and not-so-awesome) artwork that the students had done. And of course, it made for some photo opportunities :)