MEXICO: World's Fanciest Campus

On a boulder-strewn lava plain outside Mexico City, 10,000 workmen, artists and engineers labored last week to finish Mexico's biggest single construction job since the building of the Halls of Montezuma (circa 1500). For the 401-year-old University of Mexico, North America's oldest university,* they were creating a handsome, ultramodern University City, spectacularly expressive of the new, post-revolutionary Mexico. Scheduled for occupancy early next year, the dazzling, $50 million University City is the most up-to-date college campus anywhere.

For generations, the University of Mexico had been a typical European-style collection of colleges...

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