_DID YOU KNOW…? MELBOURNES FIRST SKYSCRAPER
Melbourne’s first ‘skyscraper’ was the ICI building on Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, now known as the Orica Building. Until 1958, building heights had to be less than 132 feet, as this was the highest fire ladders could reach. From November 1958 to 1961 the ICI building was the tallest building in Australia. It contains 19 storeys!