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Merchandise Mart

Mall Chicago, US

The largest building in the world Merchandise Mart

The "MART" has been an icon in Chicago’s history since 1930s: developed by Marshall Field & Co. to create a unique marketplace where retailers could come to buy their wares all under one roof, this two-block building is bordered by Orleans, Wells and Kinzie Streets, at the junction of the North, South and Main branches of the Chicago River. It is located just east of Wolf Point, the site of many Chicago "firsts": trading posts, hotels, churches, taverns and the first bridges crossing the Chicago River. This location was previously home to the Chicago and North Western Railroad’s Wells Street Station complex. The MART would be raised on the railroad’s air rights, which provided a site big enough to contain “the largest building in the world.” The original designer Alfred Shaw conveyed the unique, modern concept of theMART with an Art Deco style and synthesis of elements from three building types: the warehouse, the department store, and the skyscraper office building.

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Opening Time
    Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

Contacts
+1 312-527-4141

Location
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #470, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

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