World War II

Rated as the worlds largest factory building, this is one of 15 buildings in Chrysler corporation's new Dodge Chicago Plant being built on Dec. 14, 1942. The structure was built starting at different ends at the same time. What appears to be another plant in the background is really the other end of the one in the foreground. Its roof covered more than 50 city blocks of land.

( Chicago Tribune historical photo )

Rated as the worlds largest factory building, this is one of 15 buildings in Chrysler corporation's new Dodge Chicago Plant being built on Dec. 14, 1942. The structure was built starting at different ends at the same time. What appears to be another plant in the background is really the other end of the one in the foreground. Its roof covered more than 50 city blocks of land.

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