Basket Building

This is the Longaberger basket making company building. It is also a basket. Here is some more info:

Outstanding Features

  • Offices are situated around a seven-story, 30,000 sq. ft atrium where employees and guests can enjoy the natural daylight from the skylight.
  • Two basket handles are attached to the building with replica copper and wooden rivets.
  • The handles are heated to prevent ice from forming.
  • Two Longaberger tags are attached to the sides of the building. The gold leaf painted tags are 725 lbs each and measure 25' long x 7' tall x 3" thick.
  • A majority of the cherry woodwork in the building was harvested from Longaberger Golf Club® in Hanover, dried and milled in our facility, sawed and shaped at our Construction Woodshop, finished and installed by our Construction Division.

Points of Interest

  • The Longaberger Company designed the exterior and interior of the building. NBBJ and Korda Nemeth Engineering administered the construction process.
  • The building is a trademark of The Longaberger Company.
  • Groundbreaking began on October 23, 1995 and employees moved in December 9, 1997.
  • The building has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, People magazine, Time magazine and U.S. News & World Report.
  • Longaberger has received numerous landscaping and construction awards for this building.
  • Product displays in the lobby feature new products and the Longaberger sales kit for the independent sales consultant business opportunity.

Building Facts

  • Property size: 25 acres
  • Building capacity: 500 employees
  • Building footage: 180,000 square feet
  • Total weight of building: Approximately 9,000 tons
  • Total weight of handles: Approximately 150 tons
  • Number of windows: 84
  • Seven stories in height
  • 192' long x 126' wide at grade, widening to 208' long x 142' wide at roof
  • 160 times longer, wider and taller than the Medium Market Basket


Whitney said...

I think every building needs to be as quirky as this one. I bet walking into a giant picnic basket everyday for work makes the day so much more bearable.

Caitster said...

We need more buildings like this! I like that they made a basket into a completely functional building (or vice versa). I bet they get a lot more people interested by the design of their building.