The creation of the light-bulb in 1891 and the first DAF truck al little later was the beginning of the development and flourishing of the city. Since then Eindhoven has grown to become one of the most prominent cities of Europe in the fields of technology, knowledge and design.
Many top-class international high-tech companies are now located in Eindhoven. The Technical University, Fontys High Schools and the Design Academy continue to attract students from all over the world.
Philips is expanding again at Eindhoven and this time a huge High Tech Campus is being build at the area Genneper Parken, Gestel....Ready 2005..
I think in the near future some things will change because of traffic and already some old appartments near this campus are being teared down and new ones will be build soon.
This bridge which will be made of a single piece of synthetic material. For a span of 27 metres, this is unique in the world. To cause as little disruption as possible to wild life, the placing of the bridge will be timed with the breeding season in mind. The bicycle bridge is expected to be ready by the end of 2003.
Fondest memory: http://www.philips.nl/hightechcampus/
A few figures: surface area (new): approx. 170,000 square meters, equivalent to 30 soccer fields, approx. 70,000 square meters renovation and approx. 15,000 square meters facility buildings. The size of the total site is about 910,000 square meters. Construction was started in 1999; it will be finished in 2005. By then, the Campus will comprise around 25 new and 6 renovated buildings. 650 million euros will have been invested.
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Favorite thing: You may have heard of Philips. Eindhoven is where this multinational started. The 'White Lady' is the company's former main office-building. For some stupid reason company director Cor Boonstra, a former coffee-salesman who later turned out to be a criminal, decided to move the whole office to Amsterdam, and now this building is used for other purposes, including the public library.