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The graphic shows the sixteen tallest buildings in Melbourne. The tallest, the magnificent Eureka Tower by that quintessentially Melbourne architect Nonda Katsalidis (Fender Katsalidis), was reputedly the highest residential building in the world at the time of completion. Finished in 2006, it is 91 floors and 300 metres high.