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Merchandise Mart

Coordinates: 41°53′18″N 87°38′08″W / 41.8884°N 87.6355°W / 41.8884; -87.6355
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Merchandise Mart
General information
Architectural styleArt Deco
Location222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°53′18″N 87°38′08″W / 41.8884°N 87.6355°W / 41.8884; -87.6355
Construction startedAugust 16, 1928
OpeningMay 5, 1930
OwnerVornado Realty Trust
Roof340 ft (100 m)
Technical details
Floor count18 base, 25 tower
Floor area4,000,000 square feet (372,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectGraham, Anderson, Probst and White
Main contractorJohn W. Griffiths & Sons
The sign on the building

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.[1][2] The building was once owned by the Kennedy family. At a brief point, the building was so large, it had its own zip code.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Marchitecture". merchandisemart.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-10.
  2. "Architects". merchandisemart.com. Archived from the original on 2006-10-24. Retrieved 2007-07-10.
  3. "How 1871 Has Changed Chicago's Startup World One Year Later". NBC Chicago. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2014-06-08.

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