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Immediately to the south and east of IUPUI is the downtown portion of the Central Canal. In the 1990s and 2000s, this 1.5 mile section of the canal was lowered and lined with concrete and walkways to create a unique linear urban park. The canal can be roughly divided into two zones, separated at New York St. South of New York St., the canal is lined with museums, the Indiana State Government Center, Military Park and White River State Park. North of New York St., the canal becomes a de facto extension of the IUPUI campus, with four apartment complexes that house a large number of students, as well as several buildings that are either official campus structures or house campus-affiliated offices.