One of the world’s most “unusual,” “bizarre” or “coolest” buildings in the United States, depending upon your perspective, is up for sale.
The iconic headquarters of the Longaberger Company is currently being marketed by NAI Ohio River Corridor’s Laurie Stanbro throughout the Midwest region. Utilizing the NAI Global, SIOR and CCIM network of offices and agents as well as regional and state economic development agencies, the building is getting exposure domestically and internationally.
“This building has had tremendous exposure worldwide due to its unique architecture and would make a perfect home for a tech company, professional services group, even a petrochemical or plastic company capitalizing on the natural gas and NGL’s found in the Shale Crescent area of Ohio,” said Stanbro. “This building is the perfect way to differentiate your business. How could anyone miss a seven-story basket less than 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio?”
Built in 1997, the Longaberger building is listed in the Lonely Planets’ book Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide as one of the 120 world’s greatest human constructions. The architecture of the building shaped as the company’s biggest seller, “Medium Market Basket,” distinguishes itself from all the other bricks and glass structures that lack architecture originality.
Located in Newark, Ohio, the seven-story, 180,000-square-foot basket stands on 21.5 acres. Built at a cost of $32 million, it features C-suite offices, conference rooms, cafe, theatre, fitness center and 30,000-square-foot atrium.
The sale price of the building is currently undisclosed.