is the primary campus
of North Carolina State University
, located in Raleigh
, North Carolina
, inside the Beltline
. Notable features of Main Campus include the Bell Tower
and D. H. Hill Library
. The campus is known for its distinctive red brick
buildings, sidewalks, plazas, and sculptures; some are dotted with decorative brick mosaics
. University Plaza is nicknamed "The Brickyard
" because it is mostly a flat, open, bricked area.
The Main Campus is divided into three sections: a North Campus
, a Central Campus
, and a South Campus
. The North and Central campuses are separated by the railroad tracks
that run through the area. Pedestrian access between these two campuses is by one of five locations: three pedestrian tunnels, an underpass at Dan Allen Drive, or a bridge at Pullen Road. Of the three pedestrian tunnels, the Free Expression Tunnel
is the largest; the other two, nicknamed the Reynolds Tunnel and the Thompson Tunnel, are much more narrow and do not have handicap access ramps.
The North Campus consists predominantly of classroom buildings and laboratories. It is the oldest section of the university and is often the busiest of the three campuses during class operational hours.
Officially known as University Plaza, "the Brickyard" is the university's largest plaza, situated at the heart of North Campus. The Brickyard is located just south of Hillsborough Street in front of D.H. Hill library. It is a brick-paved... Read More