Then and now – the Otto Maass Chemistry Building

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IMG_0073OM bldg ivy smallto MaassStudents and visitors to McGill’s downtown campus in the early 1960s will remember a massive building site at the corner of Sherbrooke and University Avenue – the new Otto Maass Chemisty Building was under construction. Designed in the strictly functional style of the period, the five storey, limestone-faced building attracted both praise and criticism for its austere appearance.

Today, its form softened by ivy and by familiarity, the Otto Maass Building (named after a distinguished Chair of the Department of Chemistry)  is an integral part of the campus, and home to lecture theatres, classrooms, labs and offices.

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