When creative mind architect & funny idea met together they make the eye catcher building that every time you look at it will make you feel curious why is made that way & why we love them. Which one is your favorite?
- Coney Island Hot Dog Stand
The Coney Island in Bailey, Colorado is a 1950s diner shaped like a giant hot dog, with toppings. The building has been called “the best example of roadside architecture in the state”.
2. Big Duck
The Big Duck or best known as “Long Island duck”, is a ferrocement building in the shape of a duck located in Flanders, New York, on Long Island. It was originally built in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Maurer in nearby Riverhead and used as a shop to sell ducks and duck eggs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. It is a principal building on the Big Duck Ranch, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
3. The Donut Hole
The Donut Hole is a bakery and landmark in La Puente, California. An example of programmatic architecture, the building is shaped like two giant donuts through which customers drive to place their orders. The bakery is one of the most photographed donut shops in the United States.
4. Hood Milk Bottle
The Hood Milk Bottle is located on the Hood Milk Bottle Plaza in front of the Boston Children’s Museum. It has been located on this spot since April 20, 1977, when Hood shipped the bottle by ferry to Boston on a voyage it called the “Great Bottle Sail.” The structure is 40 feet (12 m) tall, 18 feet (5.5 m) in diameter and weighs 15,000 pounds. If it were a real milk bottle, it would hold 58,620 gallons (221,900 L) of milk.
5. Twistee Treat
Twistee Treat is a corporate owned chain of ice cream restaurants, founded in 1983 in North Fort Myers, Florida. The restaurants are characterized by buildings shaped in the form of soft-serve ice cream cones. The company is currently expanding throughout the Orlando and Tampa markets, building new stores. Corporate stores are marked with a chocolate dip and LED colored “sprinkles” on the roof of the cone.
6. Lucy the Elephant
Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1881 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey, approximately five miles (8 km) south of Atlantic City. Originally named Elephant Bazaar, Lucy was built to promote real estate sales and attract tourists. Today, Lucy is the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America.
7. Big Pineapple
The Big Pineapple is a heritage-listed tourist attraction at Nambour Connection Road, Woombye, Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Peddle Thorp and Harvey, Paul Luff, and Gary Smallcombe and Associates. It is also known as Sunshine Plantation. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 6 March 2009.
The 2-level Big Pineapple is 16 meters (52 ft) high and was originally opened on 15 August 1971. It is situated on a 165-hectare (410-acre) site.
8. Mammy’s Cupboard
Mammy’s Cupboard (founded 1940) is a roadside restaurant built in the shape of a mammy archetype, located on US Highway 61 south of Natchez, Mississippi. The woman’s skirt holds a dining room and a gift shop. The skirt is made out of bricks, and the earrings are horseshoes. She is holding a serving tray while smiling. Mammy’s Cupboard has been through several renovations; the exterior has been repaired and the interior refurbished. The restaurant currently serves lunches and desserts.
9. Basket Building
The seven-story, 180,000-square-foot building was designed by The Longaberger Company and executed by NBBJ and Korda Nemeth Engineering. The building opened in 1997. The basket handles weigh almost 150 tons and can be heated during cold weather to prevent ice damage. Originally, Dave Longaberger wanted all of the Longaberger buildings to be shaped like baskets.
10. Chest of drawer building
This is the original world’s largest chest of drawers in High Point, North Carolina. The socks dangling out of the front of the drawer symbolize the area’s hosiery industry, while the dresser itself represents the area’s strong furniture industry. The building served as the area’s Bureau of Information in the past. A larger dresser, one almost 80 feet high, was built fairly recently at a furniture factory in High Point.
11. Dog Bark Park Inn
The Dog Bark Park Inn is a hotel located in Idaho. The hotel is built in the shape of a beagle, making it a famous landmark in the state. It is colloquially known as Sweet Willy by local residents. The hotel, which is located in north central Idaho, is a two-bedroom B&B which also features dog-themed contents.
12. God’s Ark of Safety
It was started in 1976, this exact replica of Noah’s Ark (right down to its Biblically outlined specs) is still nothing more than a steel and concrete skeleton on the side of the interstate. Who knows, maybe the dude who built it will get inspired by last year’s Russell Crowe movie.
13. WonderWorks (museum) interactive attraction
WonderWorks is an entertainment center focused on science exhibits with five locations in the United States. The company’s slogan is “Let Your Imagination Run Wild”. Its buildings are commonly built as if they are upside down.
The experience is considered an “edutainment”, a combination of education and entertainment. It contains over one hundred hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and many activities for guests to explore.
14. Area 51 Alien Travel Center and Brothel
The Area 51 Alien Travel Center. There are an alien-themed convenience store and gift shop, gas pumps, and the Alien Cathouse. The cathouse is a sci-fi themed brothel that offers free tours to anyone over 21.