Chicago Architecture Info

The Merchandise Mart

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Basic Information
Designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
Type Office Building
Floors: 25
Neighborhood: River North
More Information
  • Floor space: 4,200,000 square feet
  • 1984: This building started being illuminated at night again. Its original decorative lights were turned off during World War II and remained off through austerity measures taken during the 1970's energy crisis.
  • 1990: The first two floors of this building were renovated into shopping arcades.
  • November, 2007: This building became LEED certified.
  • July 1, 2008: The Merchandise Mart lost its ZIP Code exclusivity. From 1963 to 2008 only the Merchandise Mart and its neighboring Apparel Mart had the 60654 ZIP Code. In 2008 that code was expanded to incorporate all areas of 60610 south of West Chicago Avenue.