It's not scruffy in the sense of how it was in 1970.
You have to understand there are millions of people there at all hours of the day ~ 90% of them are not New Yorkers. Still, it is an 'experience' which to have for a first timer in the Big Apple. The local people are friendly and the shops and bars are excellent.
The demonstrations ended violently when miners from the Jiu Valley were called in by president Ion Iliescu to restore order in Bucharest (see: Mineriad).
The Ion Luca Caragiale Bucharest National Theatre and the Intercontinental Hotel (one of the tallest buildings in Bucharest) are also located near University Square.
Joseph Swan`s panoramic engraving of 1829 shows the early development of the square and its surrounding buildings.
Built by Glasgow Corporation it is the continuing headquarters of Glasgow City Council.1842 saw the opening, at the north west corner of the square, of Queen Street Station as the Glasgow terminus of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.By 1850 the surrounding area had become a centre for mercantile activity, with the Merchants House moving to the square in 1877, and the square itself, which had been developed into a private garden for the surrounding townhouses, became an established public space, after frequent disturbances and pulling down of railings by a disgruntled mob.I believe the earliest existing European quilts are a pair of whole cloth trapunto ones, telling the story of Tristan and Isolde dating from the early 1400's.The oldest quilts in the Smithsonian collection go back to about 1780.