Tuesday, April 7, 2009

L is for Longaberger

This basket shaped seven story building is the home office of The Longaberger Company, which makes handcrafted baskets.  Longaberger has received numerous construction awards for this building which is 180,000 sq. ft. and is located in Newark, Ohio.  The handles weigh 150 tons and are heated to prevent ice from forming.

"If they can put a man on the moon, they can certainly build a building that's shaped like a basket"....Dave Longaberger, Founder.   ABC Wednesday...

25 comments:

RuneE said...

No one should be in doubt about their product!

Sylvia K said...

That is amazing! Rune is right, no one should have any doubt about their product! What a terrific shot! Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter!

Cindy said...

I haven't thought about that building in years - and didn't believe it until I saw it! Good one!

Reader Wil said...

That is absolutely stunning! The building is very beautiful even if it is meant as an advertisement. Thanks for showing!

Life with Kaishon said...

How stinking cool is that? My Pastors wife in college loved those baskets. I never understood the fascination : ). I know a lot of people love them though! Hope your Easter is wonderful. What a great picture!

kadermo said...

Is that a building - OK. A basket company. Very funny to see.

Joy said...

What a wonderful building,a bit Alice in Wonderland. Great shot.

Babooshka said...

This is weird, but brilliant. Avreal basket case of an image.

photowannabe said...

I have always wanted to see that building in person. What a wonderful marketing tool. Great baskets too.

Deb said...

Carol that is just tooo cool, love your new header!

Tumblewords: said...

I've never heard of it - what a special building - gotta just love it!

Cathy said...

I have driven by this a few years ago.

Jay said...

That is both incredible, and bizarre! LOL!

I'd love to see it!

lv2scpbk said...

Now that's a big basket.

Janie said...

Wow, that's just amazing. When I first looked at the photo I thought it WAS a basket. The building is great advertisement for the company. what a unique L word.

Miss_Yves said...

Amazing building !
It's not a Vuiton 's bag, however, it's wonderful !

Ann said...

That is so funny! I have never seen it... Love your historical information.

Karyn said...

Wow! That would be a sight to see - especially if you were not expecting it!

Good choice, thanks for sharing.

gone to the dogs said...

The building is amazing! i live in a Paper Mill town. When i was a child it was common to see the men heading off to work with baskets just like that one, containing their lunches. My dad had one. Some younger people still use them. Cool!

Grace and Bradley said...

Carol, thanks for sharing, really amazing structure. I almost mistaken it to be a real basket on the lawn.

Grace and Bradley said...

Carol, thanks for sharing, really amazing structure. I almost mistaken it to be a real basket on the lawn.

Liv said...

Wow, amazing!
I haven't seen anything like it!
Thanks for showing!

Celeste said...

Wow! That is a really cool looking building - great post, thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

What a perfect L! I have seen photos of this building before, but I'd love to see it in person. It certainly does look like one of their baskets!

Russ said...

Wow, that's really cool!