John McIntyre Building
This is one of the oddest buildings on campus, architecturally speaking. Well, in my opinion it’s one of the oddest ones, mainly because it doesn’t seem to stick to a regular mould of architectural building. Nothing major, just it’s a bit of a maze inside, with many levels between levels and what not.
The John McIntyre Building used to accommodate the Glasgow University Union from its inception late in the 19th century, then the Queen Margaret Union moved in after the GUU moved to their own building down the road. Currently it houses the offices of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC), Glasgow University Student Television (GUST), the Glasgow University Guardian, and SubCity, the student-run radio station of the University. It also contains a big empty space where the John Smith’s Bookshop used to be until it moved to the Fraser Building at the beginning of this academic year.
I took this photo from right next to the spot where I took yesterday’s photo. Helps to have a camera with a 20x optical zoom.
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