Merchandise Mart facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMerchandise Mart
|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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Night view of the building's surroundings along the Chicago River: Among the buildings and structures shown are (left to right) Left Bank at K Station (300 North Canal), 333 North Canal, Kinzie Street railroad bridge, 350 West Mart Center, Merchandise Mart, 300 North LaSalle, Franklin Street Bridge and part of 333 Wacker Drive.
From the Chicago River, looking west
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