Would you be hungry all the time if you worked in an office that looked like a giant picnic basket? Or would you instead be concerned that you might be part of a giant’s lunch?
This awesome building is headquarters of the Longaberger Company, manufacturer of handcrafted baskets in Newark, Ohio.
"The design for the building began with the founder himself. In an effort to fully realize company founder Dave Longaberger’s dream office design of his favorite company product, the Medium Market Basket, construction on the unique architectural landmark began in 1995. After 2 years and 3 months of labor, the home office was fully constructed, mimicking one of the business’s most successful items. The steel framed structure covers 180,000 sq. ft., weighing in at somewhere between 8,000 and 9,000 tons. The handles of the “basket” alone weigh 150 tons and are heated to prevent ice from forming on them during the cold winter months.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]