Location Visit: Laing’s School of Physiology, AKA the Ashby Building at Queen’s University

The Ashby Building at Queen’s University provided the filming location for Laing’s School of Physiology in the film High-Rise.

laing-medical-school-(1)The drive to the physiology department of the medical school took him five minutes, and apart from this single excursion Laing’s life in the high-rise was as self contained as the building itself.laing-medical-school-(2)Once Laing had been appointed senior lecturer in physiology at the new medical school, the purchase of an apartment nearby made sense.laing-medical-school-(3)Sometimes, when he returned home in the evening from the medical school, he was convinced that the high-rise had managed to extend itself during the day. laing-medical-school-(4)During the morning, from his office on the top floor of the medical school, Laing would watch their shadows swing across the parking-lots and empty plazas of the project, sluice-gates opening to admit the day. For all his reservations, Laing was the first to concede that these huge buildings had won their attempt to colonize the sky. laing-medical-school-(5)laing-medical-school-(6) laing-medical-school-(7) laing-medical-school-(8)

When he reached the medical school he walked through the empty corridors of the building, with an effort re-establishing the identity of the offices and lecture theatres. He let himself into the dissecting rooms of the
anatomy department and walked down the lines of glass-topped tables, staring at the partially
dissected cadavers.

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