Friday, August 21, 2009
Can you imagine a building in the form of a basket! It sounds ridiculous but some architects give a tendentious turn by using their incredible imagination especially when it is supported with lots of money. This unique building was invented by Dave Longaberger who was dreaming of creating such an office building for his company operating in the field of administrative services. It is officially proclaimed to be one of the most unconventional business buildings in the world.
Longaberger believed the idea was one of his best and would draw attention to the company. But, when he started spreading the idea of building a Home Office that was really a basket, most people didn’t take him seriously. However the dream was to come true and on December 17, 1997 in Newark, Ohio there appeared the world’s largest basket and also the seven-story corporate headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company.
The basket building is a replica — 160 times larger — of Longaberger’s Medium Market Basket. It’s 192 ft. long by 126 ft. wide at the bottom, spreading to 208-ft. long by 142-ft. wide at the roofline.