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Merchandise Mart, Chicago, USA

July 2nd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Merchandise Mart is the second largest commercial building in the world (next to the Aalsmeer Flower Auction in the Netherlands), located in Chicago, Illinois. It opened in 1930 on the site of the Chicago and North Western Railway's former Wells Street Station, which the railroad had abandoned in favor of the Chicago and North Western Passenger Terminal in 1911.

The Merchandise Mart was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White. When it opened in 1930, its cost was reported as both $32 million and $38 million. It was built in art deco style.

In 1945, the Merchandise Mart was purchased by Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. In 1953, Joseph Kennedy commissioned eight bronze busts to be sculpted which would come to be known as the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame: Frank Winfield Woolworth, Aaron Montgomery Ward, Julius Rosenwald, Robert Elkington Wood, John Wanamaker, Edward Albert Filene, Marshall Field and George Huntington Hartford. All of the busts face north, apparently looking at the building.

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Selgros Cash and Carry, Katowice, Poland

June 9th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Selgros Cash and Carry in Katowice

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Auchan, Katowice, Poland

June 9th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Auchan in Katowice

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Makro Cash and Carry, Katowice, Polska

June 9th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Makro Cash and Carry in Katowice

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Carrefour, Wroclaw, Poland

June 9th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Carrefour in Wroclaw

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Tesco, Wroclaw, Poland

June 9th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Tesco in Wrocław

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Selgros Cash and Carry, Cracow, Poland

May 20th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Selgros Cash and Carry in Cracow

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ELEA mall, Cracow, Poland

May 20th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

ELEA mall in Cracow

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