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Chicago, Illinois: Big Heads on Pillars

Officially known as the Merchandising Hall of Fame, this line of eight big bronze heads on pillars is unofficially mocked as "The Pez Hall of Fame."

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL
Best seen on foot, but if you are driving, from the corner of W. Kinzie and N. Wells Sts, turn south onto Wells (a one-way street) and then quickly turn right (just before the river) onto W. Merchandise Plaza (another one-way street). The heads will be on the left.
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Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame

Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame

Once described by David Letterman as "The Pez Hall of Fame," the busts of eight merchandising pioneers are perched atop tall pillars on the south (river) side of Chicago's Merchandise Mart. If they allowed street vendors in front of the Mart, I suspect that some enterprising merchandiser of Pez dispensers would make a killing.

[John Takao Collier, 01/01/2016]

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