It's been named one of the ugliest buildings in the country.
Built in the 1960s, the Muirhead Tower at Birmingham University sticks out like a sore thumb at the redbrick institution's Edgbaston campus.
Student folklore has it that the 12-storey concrete eyesore was built in the wrong direction so that in high winds it actually wobbles.
Now, that could all be a thing of the past as the building is to get a £40 million refurbishment in order to bring it up to speck and transform its shabby image.
Some students, however, believe the university would be better off tearing down the structure altogether.
Raj Bilkhu, aged 21, from Edgbaston, who has just spent three years studying social policy based within Muirhead Tower, said: "It was a really scary building to be in.
"It would move when it was really windy. I was told the engineers made a mistake and faced it the wrong way."
Muirhead Tower was featured in Channel 4's Demolition series last year as among a list of buildings the public most wanted to see knocked down.
Named after Birmingham University's first professor of philosophy John Muirhead, it opened in 1967 and was designed to look like a bookcase. It is used mainly by social science students.
Matt Lucas, of Birmingham-based Associated Architects who is leading the revamp, said: "It is a classic of its kind. It is a concrete structure which was revolutionary in its day.
"It just hasn't been looked after. The concrete hasn't been cleaned."