At the moment I’m reading a book about Melbourne’s architecture, told through the story of Whelan The Wrecker. The Nicholas Building (corner of Swanston St and Flinders Lane) went up in 1925.
I think it’s a pretty impressive sight. It was designed by Harry Norris, who also designed the equally impressive Majorca Building around the corner. Both seem to have stood the test of time.
Shame it’s so ugly at street-level though, being primarily fast food restaurants and discount shops.