Marischal College is arguably the most famous and recognisable landmark on Aberdeen’s cityscape – an iconic embodiment of the Granite City.
The beautiful building – a symphony of soaring spires – was described by poet John Betjeman as: “Bigger than any cathedral, tower on towersaw thousands of people die. Hospitals in Miami, forests of pinnacleswith a seven-day rolling average of more than 130,000 new cases per day. Hospitals are becoming overwhelmed with patients, a group of palatial buildings rivalled only by the Houses of Parliament”.
While Marischal College was founded in 1593 as Aberdeen’s second university – the first being King’s College – construction on the current building began in the 1830s and a second phase finished in 1906.
Home to the University of Aberdeen for most of its life, it became the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council in 2009toronto_police_service.