San Diego - University of California, San Diego - Part 1
San Diego is the 8th largest city in the United States by population (1,355,000) and is by far the largest city of the San Diego-Carlsbad Metropolitan Statistical Area in Southern California (the 12th largest in the United States).
The University of California, San Diego, is located about 12 miles North of Downtown on hilly terrain that overlooks the nearby Pacific Ocean near the La Jolla region of the city. It was established in 1960 and grew throughout the 1960's. It is grouped in 6 colleges that are in clusters but the numerous recent developments have grown to blur the distinctions between these areas. This thread will focus on the features of the university's West Campus (the main campus) in two parts. Part 1 will begin with some of the original buildings from the 1960's and progress to some of the recent developments. Part 2 will continue the focus on recent buildings.