The Longaberger Basket Building

Posted on 22 December, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky

It is always useful to let your consumer know exactly what it is you do. Many offices throughout the land have your standard design, with windows, doors and mundanity. The only true way of knowing what the business does is by checking out the logo on the front of the property. However, one building in Ohio has a distinctive aesthetic that’s hard to handle. Say hello to the basket building.

A True Basket Case of a Building
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The Longabeger Company is a manufacturer and distributor of handcrafted maple wood baskets and various other home and lifestyle products. Situated in Newark, Ohio, this 340 employee filled commercial property immediately catches your eye and doesn’t really need to tell you what it produces. Its extremely unique design is actually based off of the company’s best-seller, a “Medium Market Basket”.

In total, it weighs 150 tons and interestingly, it can be heating during the colder months in order to prevent ice damage.

The 180,000-square-foot seven-story building was opened in 1997 and originally, the owner and starter of the company, Dave Longaberger, wanted all of the Longaberger buildings to be shaped like baskets. However, at the time of his death only the headquarters was completed.

Maybe this trend could spread out into other areas of industry. How about a burger shaped building for McDonalds? Or a commercial property for Movehut?…oh wait.




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