The Broad Street façade of Marischal College is remarkable. The Gothic design by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie was constructed from Kemnay granite and finished in 1906. It is the world’s second largest granite building. The pinnacles glisten in the sun after an extensive renovation in 2011. The equestrian statue by sculptor Alan Herriot depicts King Robert the Bruce raising the Great Charter. This royal decree granted Aberdeen financial independence in 1319.