Folly Fridays: Longaberger Basket
The Longaberger Basket, Ohio, is one of the most crackers ‘functional follies’ we’ve seen yet.
It was commissioned by Dave Longaberger, Founder or Longaberger Baskets, to use as the companies HQ. It came into being after a number of failed attempts of the architects, NBBJ to design a building to Longabergers taste. A giant replica basket of one of the companies best selling products hit the mark however and the building, complete with handles, came into being in 1997.
Sadly the last 20 years has not been kind to the Longaberger company, which is now looking to sell the building, at a significantly discounted rate. Unfortunately, there do not appear to be any interested parties.
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