Fulton Market was once an integral part of Chicago’s meatpacking industry. (Courtesy of the Chicago History Museum)

Fulton Market in Chicago’s West Loop is home to some of the city’s trendiest restaurants – and its highest rents. But the area’s history as an economic powerhouse is anything but new. Geoffrey Baer takes us back.

(Nick Ulivieri / Crain’s Chicago Business)

A relatively nondescript seven-story office building in the Fulton Market District has become the most expensive office building sale in the city’s history.