Chicago's Merchandise Mart up for sale

September 4, 2010 9:26:47 PM PDT
The Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago can be yours for more than $1 billion.Crain's Chicago Business reports Vornado Realty Trust wants to sell the two-block, 25-story building.

Vornado bought the Mart from the Kennedy family in 1998 for $630 million.

Joseph Kennedy, the father of president John F. Kennedy, bought it in 1945.

The Mart was the world's largest building before the Pentagon was completed.