World’s Largest Basket Building
With your help we will soon be able to afford to build a new office in a shape of a basket as The Longaberger Company once did.
The Longaberger Company is an American manufacture of handcrafted maple wood baskets that also offers other home and lifestyle products, including pottery, wrought iron, fabric accessories and specialty foods.
What started out as a dream by Dave Longaberger, Founder of The Longaberger Company, has been built into a giant basket to house the entire corporate offices of the company. 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.
In 1998, The Longaberger Home Office received a Build Ohio Award for its synthetic plaster system. The building is made of stucco over a steel structure, which helps create the look of an actual Longaberger Basket.
The Longaberger basket building is now a real point of interest that attracts not only natives but tourists as well.
We hope that in the nearest future we can also build (certainly not without your help) an office building in a shape of a basket (gift basket or flower basket) that will definitely be the largest and the coolest building in the world!