Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne

Maggie Hegarty

Beaumaris, Australia

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Melbourne’s office block features dramatic Gothic ribbing, which rises on the corner via flying buttresses to a tower soaring well over the 132 ft height limit (allowed because it was originally uninhabited, but now housing an apartment).

Designed by Marcus Barlow, it was modelled on the 1927 Chicago Tribune Tower, and built in record time during the great depression, opening in 1932. The arcade included Melbourne’s first escalator, and the ornate shopfronts, plasterwork and lifts are an early and impressive example of Jazz Moderne decoration.

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