Discover some of the weirdest buildings hiding in plain sight in our country’s cities, remote wilderness, and surprising places in between.
Wherever they’re located, a lot of careful planning and engineering goes into making these structures so special. Read on about some the weirdest buildings throughout the U.S. below.
1. The Longaberger Basket Building
This weird building, appropriately nicknamed “The Big Basket,” is exactly what it sounds like — a seven-story office building that looks like a basket. The idea was dreamed up by the Longaberger Company’s founder, Dave Longaberger, and built outside of Columbus, Ohio. The cost to build it was $30 million and it opened in 1997. Since the company has now fallen on difficult economic times, the unusual structure is on the market for $5 million. The 180,000 square-foot basket is one of the largest buildings for miles, and its massive handles must be heated every winter to prevent snow from building up on them.