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Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Swastika shaped Navy Barracks

 
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stbabslis



Joined: 29 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Swastika shaped Navy Barracks Reply with quote

Stumbled across this story about Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Swastika shaped Navy Barracks. You can locate an aerial of the barracks at 3240'34.06"N - 117 9'27.79"W or try http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2007/09/

Google Earth Reveals Nazi Swastika -shaped Navy Barracks
Back in February of 2005, someone named 'James_A' was looking around at Google Earth and discovered that the US Navy barracks at a base near San Diego are shaped just like a Nazi swastika. This of course captured the attention of many Google Earth users for a while and has even been the subject of lots of bloggers and Diggs. It turns out the unfortunate building design has been standing since the 1960s, but it wasn't until now that so many people could look at it from above . Soon, some outraged citizens in the San Diego community were began complaining to the Navy about the building.
Yesterday, CNN reported that after two years of complaint the US Navy has announced plans to change the appearance of the building using solar panels, new landscaping, and structural changes. The changes will cost about $600,000 - but, at least the offensive symbol will be gone.
Or will it? It sometimes takes a few months or years before new imagery makes its way into Google Earth for any one location. Although, I guess Google might make a special case and update the image sooner. One has to wonder though - wouldn't it be cheaper to just get Google (and all the other mapping companies) to agree to use a photo-shopped version of the building that would have a different look? :-) But, then Google would be in a quandary because they don't want to be showing re-touched photos.
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Z-man



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many people looked at that design before it was built? No one saw the symbolism?
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donnabhain



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what? It's a building design. I read they chose it to get maximum window space or something like that. Changing the design because a few folks are whining seems like a waste of tax payer dollars to me . . Unless someone can show that the designer purposefully intended the building as a monument to the third reich.
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