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    The Swastika Building is Getting a Facelift



    One of the first odd finds that we posted on Google Earth Hacks back in mid-2005 was a building in California that was shaped like a Swastika. Since that time, it’s been downloaded from GEH over 8,000 times. The same image on Flickr has been viewed over 16,000 times.

    Chris Smith at the Natural Search Blog did some research into the building and found that is a Navy building, unintentionally built in that shape, because no one then expected millions of people to be able to view it from above.

    CNN reported on the building today and included one new detail: The Navy has taken so much grief for the building that they’re going to spend about $600,000 to add landscaping and structures to make it look different from above.

    As Chris says, while more and more companies are looking into rooftop advertising this is the first case of a building being modified just to improve PR.
    This part really gets me

    The Navy has taken so much grief for the building that they’re going to spend about $600,000 to add landscaping and structures to make it look different from above.

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    It is pathetic how some people overreact to an innocent symbol, yet are tolerant towards truly threatening symbols such as the muslim crescent or the star of david.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VitkiValkyrie View Post
    It is pathetic how some people overreact to an innocent symbol, yet are tolerant towards truly threatening symbols such as the muslim crescent or the star of david.
    Yes, and it wasn't even designed to like a Swastika, it merely resembled a Swastika by coincidence and people went all haywire. Imagine what would happen if the architect actually wanted it to resemble the fylfot/Swastika... all hell would break loose.

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    $600,000 of our money to add some bushes to cover up something that no one can see or care about, except from an image on the internet?

    I'm quite surprised of all buildings that are ugly and need half a million dollars to change the appearance they pick this one.

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    We wouldn't want to insult airplane passengers passing by.

    What a goofy world.
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    Immigrants have no right to be offended by how buildings look from space in a country that is not theirs.

    Germans have every right to be offended by this piece of architecture though, Cologne-Bonn airport, which clearly is the architectural equivalent of a dog urinating on a street light:


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    Quote Originally Posted by VitkiValkyrie View Post
    It is pathetic how some people overreact to an innocent symbol, yet are tolerant towards truly threatening symbols such as the or the star of david.
    Why is the "muslim crescent" "truly threatening"?

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    Where are terrorists when one could need them to blow up the Jew worship david stars?

    Ah, right, they are build by terrorists.....
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    What’s next, invade and bomb India and Tibet ?

    Tibet









    India:








    Or how about this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika,_Ontario

    And:

    EU: Hindus Protest German Plans For Ban On Nazi Symbols

    A German proposal to ban Holocaust denial
    throughout Europe has run into criticism from Europe's Hindus, who
    complain the plans would include a ban on the use of the swastika, an
    ancient symbol that was adopted by the Nazis.

    http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1074092.html

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