World's Largest Basket Building (tm) Stat Sheet


Newark Ohio

Building Statistics:
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, 126' wide at grade, widening to 208' long 142 wide at the roof
160 times larger than the Medium Market Basket.

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'x7'x3".

A majority of the cherry woodwork in the building was harvested from Longaberger Golf Club in Hanover, dried and milled in our Malta 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 and 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 home consultant business opportunity.

"If they can put a man on the moon, they can certainly build a building that's shaped like a basket." - Dave Longaberger, Founder



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