This is a giant basket that isn’t just some wonky gimmick building, it’s a thing of beauty in-person. Standing seven stories tall, this record-setting basket was formerly the HQ for Longaberger Basket Company. The interior is almost as impressive as its exterior, with marble flooring and luxurious furniture. It certainly doesn’t look or feel like a corporate office space, and that’s why we love it.
On the outside, you would assume that this impressive library building was of the actual library itself, but it’s actually the face of Kansas City’s Public Library parking garage. Standing tall are the bindings of 22 of the most iconic books in pop culture. Because it would probably be impossible for one person to pick 22 books that would satisfy all fans of literary classics, the city left it up to the people to vote on their favorites. You’ll need to see the famous garage in-person to see if any of your picks made the list.
If you want to experience something you’d otherwise never be able to outside of the virtual world of computer graphics, go to Pigeon Forge, TN and stop by Wonderworks. It doesn’t look real, but it most certainly is; it shouldn’t exist, but it most certainly does; it’s a building that makes your brain do backflips. Step inside this upside-down structure and you’ll be treated with lots of fun activities and more brain-teasing to really make you view your everyday life in a new way.
Not to be outdone by the basket building, our next place is a shoe. That’s right, a building that looks like a giant shoe. The detail is impressive on this architectural marvel, especially in the sole. The Haines Shoe House is a beloved state landmark, one that has been spotted in many TV shows and movies. We’d like to thank the zany shoe salesman who decided to be creative, rather than go the Al Bundy route of moaning and groaning about their choice of career.
One of many impressive buildings along the Vegas Strip, we choose to highlight the Luxor because of its highly skilled craftsmanship and amazing level of extravagance, inside and outside the hotel casino. You’ll find pyramid rooms inside with slanted walls, they spared no opportunity of enhancing the experience of sleeping inside a giant pyramid of luxury and excitement.