The Longaberger Company is an American manufacturer and distributor of handcrafted maple wood baskets and other home and lifestyle products. (Wikipedia) That gave Dave Longaberger, Founder of The Longaberger Company, the idea to build a giant basket to house the entire corporate offices of the company. In 1998, this unique building received a Build Ohio Award for its synthetic plaster system. It is made of stucco over a steel structure, which helps create the look of an actual Longaberger Basket
9. Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
One of the most amazing features of downtown Kansas City, is the facade of the parking garage for the Central Branch of the public library. Covered in signboard mylar, the garage appears to be a row of books lined up on a shelf except in this case the “books” are 25 feet high and nine feet wide. It is the third largest public library system in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the oldest , as founded in 1873.
WonderWorks is an entertainment center The company’s slogan is “Let Your Imagination Run Wild”. (Wikipedia) WonderWorks is an amusement park focused on science exhibits with five locations in the United States. It’s a building that makes your brain do backflips,with the ceiling under your feet and the ground above your head, it’s impossible not to see the magic inside WonderWorks.
The Haines Shoe House is a shoe-shaped house in Hellam Township, Pennsylvania about two miles west of the borough of Hallam, on Shoe House Road near the Lincoln Highway. (Wikipedia)The Shoe House was built in 1948 by Colonel Mahlon Nathaniel Haines, the flamboyant “Shoe Wizard,” for advertising purposes. . It is a wood frame structure covered with wire lath and coated with cement stucco and also, 48 feet long, 17 feet wide at the widest part and 25 feet high.
Luxor Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. (Wikipedia) There you will have the chance to see pyramid rooms inside with slanted walls and don’t miss the opportunity to experience of sleeping inside a giant pyramid of luxury and excitement.
5. United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado
The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, completed in 1962, is 150 feet (46 m) high, 280 feet (85 m) long, and 84 feet (26 m) wide. The frame of the entire chapel is constructed out of 100 identical tetrahedrons, weighing five tons a piece. It contains a separate chapel for four major religious faiths Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Buddhist plus an all-faiths room used by Islamic cadets and available for members of other faiths as well.
Mammy’s Cupboard was founded in 1940 and it’s a roadside restaurant built in the shape of a mammy archetype, located on US Highway 61 south of Natchez, Mississippi. It is certainly an unusual building and difficult to miss while driving by.
Geisel Library is the main library building of the University of California, San Diego Library. (Wikipedia) The library building is a proverbial maze for the eye to wander. The library addition, designed by Gunnar Birkerts, was deliberately designed to be subordinated to the strong, geometrical form of the existing library. It has eight levels ,rising 110 feet above the ground.The building’s widest point is 248 feet at ground level. The widest floor above the ground is the sixth level which is 210 feet.
The Salvador Dalí Museum is an art museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, dedicated to the work of Salvador Dalí. (Wikipedia) The structure represents the artist’s blend of classical and fantastical styles. The new Salvador Dali Museum provides 68,000 interior square feet for Dali’s artwork and admirers.
1. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presenting the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz. It is situated at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown of Los Angeles, California. It opened on October 24, 2003 and was designed by Frank Gehry. The concert hall inside is much more traditional, yet also expertly-crafted.