The Most Literal Headquarters Ever Created
Less than three miles from Newark, Ohio stands a massive, 180,000-square-foot, seven-story basket. No, this isn’t for the picnic of giants, but rather the quite literal headquarters for the basket-making company, Longaberger, who moved into this $30 million space in 1997.
The building was created as an exact replica of its basket inspiration, just 160 times larger and meant to house 500 employees. After Longaberger collapsed in 2018, the basket has stood idle and is now on the market again for an undisclosed amount, just awaiting an imaginative person to find a use for a 9,000-ton oversized picnic basket.