Courtesy of The Longaberger Company

Longaberger Home Office, Newark, OH

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If you worked here, you’d be conducting business in a 9,000-ton copy of a woven-wood
basket. Its stucco-over-steel construction was an award-winning feat, apparently; the synthetic
plaster received a prize. But it’s as if, in 1997, a giant-size Little Red Riding Hood set
down her seven-story hamper on a flat section of Ohio.

The Ugly Truth: True, the company purveys handcrafted baskets. And founder Dave
Longaberger’s dream headquarters was a replica of his favorite basket. But hey, Crate &
Barrel employees don’t schedule meetings in a 10-story sofa.

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Longaberger Home Office, Newark, OH

If you worked here, you’d be conducting business in a 9,000-ton copy of a woven-wood
basket. Its stucco-over-steel construction was an award-winning feat, apparently; the synthetic
plaster received a prize. But it’s as if, in 1997, a giant-size Little Red Riding Hood set
down her seven-story hamper on a flat section of Ohio.

The Ugly Truth: True, the company purveys handcrafted baskets. And founder Dave
Longaberger’s dream headquarters was a replica of his favorite basket. But hey, Crate &
Barrel employees don’t schedule meetings in a 10-story sofa.

Courtesy of The Longaberger Company

The World's Ugliest Buildings

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