|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|Location||222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois|
|Construction started||August 16, 1928|
|Opening||May 5, 1930|
|Owner||Vornado Realty Trust|
|Roof||340 ft (100 m)|
|Floor count||18 base, 25 tower|
|Floor area||4,000,000 square feet (372,000 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Graham, Anderson, Probst and White|
|Main contractor||John W. Griffiths & Sons|
The Merchandise Mart (or the Merch Mart, or the Mart) is a commercial building located in the Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. When it opened in 1930 it was the largest building in the world, with 4,000,000 square feet (372,000 m2) of floor space. The building was once owned by the Kennedy family. At a brief point, the building was so large, it had its own zip code.
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- "Marchitecture". merchandisemart.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-10.
- "Architects". merchandisemart.com. Archived from the original on 2006-10-24. Retrieved 2007-07-10.
- "How 1871 Has Changed Chicago's Startup World One Year Later". NBC Chicago. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2014-06-08.
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Media related to Merchandise Mart at Wikimedia Commons