This monumental building with its nine floors, a length of 820 and a height of 115 ft. is an example of the early neoclassicism. At the beginning of the 1930s Hans Poelzig put his approach to the New Objectivity into action, creating this impressive structure. The simplicity of the design and the resulting emphasis on the characteristics of the used materials, outside and inside, manifest Poelzig’s claim to connect modernity and tradition. The current user—the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University—left the paternoster lifts in the main building after the restauration. As an impressive contemporary witness, they are still in use today.