Photo of the Day

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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Chicago.

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11 Responses to “Photo of the Day”

  1. #1 |  Frank Hummel | 

    isn’t that the post office that was supposed to be auctioned off startign at $300,000?

  2. #2 |  Sockrotter | 

    That’s the Chicago Merchandise Mart.

  3. #3 |  Steve | 

    Two tidbits about the Merchandise Mart that I’ve heard: 1) it was the largest building in the world until the Pentagon was built, and 2) it’s owned by the Kennedy family.

  4. #4 |  mark | 

    my office is across the river from merch mart. it normally doesn’t look this dirty. perhaps just the photography. it’s an amazing building, though.

  5. #5 |  Ron | 

    Wow. If the capition didn’t say “Chicago” I would have thought “Bucharest, Romania, Ceaucescu era”.

    What a monstrosity.

  6. #6 |  ARCraig | 

    I’m pretty sure that’s where Winston Smith works.

  7. #7 |  pam | 

    if course it’s a monstrosity, it’s where buyers go to see what’s new. An ode to Capitalism, it should be bigger shouldn’t it?

  8. #8 |  pam | 

    AND it’s owned by the liburl minded Kennedys

  9. #9 |  Dr X | 

    The Kennedy grandchildren sold the building to Vornado Realty and divided the proceeds several years ago, but Christopher Kennedy is still the CEO.

  10. #10 |  William | 

    Mark: What are you talking about? The thing has looked like that pretty much as long as I can remember.

  11. #11 |  Ron | 

    This picture looks like the front of the building is wet due to rain.

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