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Manchester Unity Building

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Identification

Manchester Unity Building
108459

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Manchester Unity Building had Melbournes first escalators.
  • The exterior is clad in mother-of-pearl coloured terra cotta faience.
  • The manchester Unity Building was Melbourne's tallest building when completed in 1932.
  • The bulk of the building rises to Melbourne's height limit at that time of 40.2 metres.
  • The tower extended a further 25.3 metres, as it was unoccupied and the height limit only applied to occupied floors.
  • The Tower was converted to an apartment in 1998 and another floor was added to the roof.

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Location

220 Collins Street
220 Collins Street
3000
Melbourne
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia

Technical Data

221.46 ft
214.90 ft
131.89 ft
13
1932
3

Involved Companies

Marcus R. Barlow
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