Wednesday, September 26, 2007

From the LA Times

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From the LA Times:
CORONADO, Calif., -- The U.S. Navy has decided to spend as much as $600,000 for landscaping and architectural modifications to obscure the fact that one its building complexes looks like a swastika from the air.

The four L-shaped buildings, constructed in the late 1960s, are part of the amphibious base at Coronado and serve as barracks for Seabees.

From the ground and from inside nearby buildings, the controversial shape cannot be seen. Nor are there any civilian or military landing patterns that provide such a view to airline passengers.

But once people began looking at satellite images from Google Earth, they started commenting about on blogs and websites about how much the buildings resembled the symbol used by the Nazis.

2 comments:

Davey said...

Man, some people have too much time on their hands. And really, spending $600k to only mask the building's appearance from space?

I wonder if this will force the University of Chicago to replace all their study cubicles... they, too, were all shaped like swastikas.

Raul! said...

I think the U of Chicago swastikas are backwards. Is there such a thing as a backwards swastika? Does it mean something else?