Newark's Longaberger Office Is World's Largest Basket

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 15:12
You could really have a big picnic with this basket. The world’s largest basket also serves as the seven-story corporate headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company. The basket is a replica – 160 times larger – of the company’s medium market basket. The building is 192 feet long by 126 feet wide at the bottom, spreading to 208 feet long by 142 feet wide at the roofline. Dave Longaberger, who founded the company, was the business visionary who dreamed up the idea. His employees were still somewhat astounded when they moved into the building in December 1997.