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Trip List by TA_MikeW

Unusual American Architecture

Apr 7, 2006  Fan of all things odd
3.5 of 5 stars based on 7 votes

These odd and interesting buildings are sure to capture your attention and imagination.

  • 1. Bishop Castle, Westcliffe, Colorado
    Bishop Castle, Westcliffe, Colorado

    A continual work in progress, this building is known for its unsual towers and windows, and its signature fire breathing dragon. Admission is free, and guests are free to explore all parts of the building on their own.

  • 2. World's Largest Basket
    World's Largest Basket, Newark, Ohio

    This office building, headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company, is designed in the shape of an enormous woven basket.

  • 3. Tupperware Tower, Orlando, Florida
    http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/362.php

    This 100-foot tower of Tupperware bowls stands on the grounds of the company's headquarters.

  • 4. The Sinking Ship, Pioneer Square, Seattle
    Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington

    One of the memorable points of a visit to Pioneer Square is parking this garage, designed as a ship partially sunken into the ground.

  • 5. The Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota
    Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota

    As a tribute to local agriculture, this auditorium's interior and exterior are entirely covered and decorated with colored corn.

  • 6. Biosphere 2, Oracle, Arizona
    Biosphere 2, Oracle, Arizona

    This complex of biomes - glass, steel and concrete domes - is entirely isolated from the outside world in order to conduct the scientific studies inside.

  • 7. Cedar Creek Treehouse, Ashford, Washington
    Cedar Creek Treehouse, Ashford, Washington

    Guests stay in a multi-story cottage built 50 feet above the ground around a giant cedar tree.

  • 8. Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Price_Tower.html

    The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed this unusual skyscraper based on the structural concept of a tree.