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The Renovations from the East Quadrangle

The Renovations from the East Quadrangle

Better get used to this sight. The majority of the East Wing of the North Front of the University’s Main Building is now completely under wraps, and it will remain like this until sometime around April of next year. The above panorama is what it looks like from the within the East Quadrangle, a sight many students have seen in the past few weeks on account of the exams going on in Bute Hall (to the left of the panorama), and Hunter Halls West and East (under the tarp, entrances to the left and right of the scaffolding, respectively).
I’ve now shown both sides of the Hunterian Museum’s renovations, and seeing as you can’t get to the top of the University Tower, nor can I afford a helicopter, I won’t be posting a picture of topside of the renovations. The next time I post a photo of this part of the Main Building will probably be when the scaffolding comes down and the renovations are complete.
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4 responses

  1. Raj

    Actually, you can get to the top of the tower. There are tours up the tower on Friday afternoons (if they’re on at the moment). Check at the visitors’ centre and they should be able to confirm that. I was up there a few years ago, the view is quite stunning.

    May 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    • The last time I queried about getting to the top of the Tower, I was told that it was indefinitely closed to visitors due to being structurally unsound, or something like that. Then again, that was back in September during Freshers’ Week, so I have to double check at the Visitor’s centre sometime soon.

      May 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm

      • Raj

        Huh, it would be a shame if it was closed, it doesn’t seem like that long since I went up, but thinking about it, it was before I started working in the building, I think, so it’s over two years ago.

        May 13, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    • I’ve only been up there once, and that was two years ago on Freshers’ Week. Someone mentioned that apparently the University would need to put up better railings up there, or otherwise increase the safety standards of the Tower (which right now follows the safety standards of the 1870s). I’ll look into it.

      May 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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