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Tuesday, July 14

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The 4.2 million-square- foot Merchandise Mart remains the world’s largest commercial building, though it was built in 1930. It primarily houses wholesale showrooms, which is why—unless you’re an interior decorator—you probably haven’t had much occasion to go there. The Merchandise Mart Design Center Sample Sale, this Saturday, offers an excuse to stop by and explore. Details in Slowdown.

 
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