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222 Merchandise Mart Plaza


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Total Building SF:   3,568,000

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theMART (formerly The Merchandise Mart) is the largest privately held commercial building in the United States. Located in the center of the sought-after River North submarket, it is a well-recognized fixture in the Chicago landscape. This unique asset spans two city blocks and features 200,000-square-foot floors. It boasts LEED Gold certification. Vornado is transforming this former showroom building into an office building that is quickly becoming home to Chicago's most creative and technologically innovative companies. In July 2012, Vornado entered into an agreement with Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, to lease 602,000 square feet. theMART is also home to Yelp, eBay, Chicago's famed technology incubator 1871 and a new medical technology incubator called MATTER along with Fortune 500 companies Conagra, Allstate and Caterpillar.

Built: 1930


Total Size: Approximately 3,700,000 Rentable Square Feet


Average Floor Size: 200,000 Rentable Square Feet


Number of Floors: 25


Architect: Graham Anderson Probst & White


Frame: Structural steel columns and beams. Reinforced concrete joists.


Structural Floors: Reinforced poured concrete. Live load is 100 to 150 pounds per square foot.


Floor Heights: Lobby = 21' 0", 2nd = 16' 0", Floors 3-6 = 13' 0", Floors 7-17 & 19-25 = 12' 0", Floor 18 = 17' 6"


Elevators: 38 passenger elevators serve various combinations of floors, 5 large capacity freight elevators


LEED Certification: Gold-EB


Onsite Amenities: Onsite parking, over 20 in-building food options, 16,000 square foot, tenant-only, full-service fitness center, including showers and lockers.

Tenant Profile


Motorola Mobility
Yelp Inc.
Paul Heinen
Senior Vice President, Leasing

Toni McIntosh
Vice President, Leasing

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