Thursday, September 27, 2007

Google Earth Costs Navy $600,000 !!!

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Woops! Which unlucky person designed this building? This military base, that looks shockingly like a swastika, has caused outrage in the U.S. The naval barracks in Coronado, California, are made up of four ‘L’ shaped buildings that look like the hated Nazi symbol from the sky.

Navy bosses are to spend £300,000 to disguise the offensive design. The buildings were built in the 1960s and from the ground the controversial pattern cannot be seen. It was spotted by internet users looking at Google Earth who alerted government officials to the gaffe.

The Navy have said they will alter the walkways joining the building and add landscaping and rooftop solar panels to camouflage the sign. “We don’t want to be associated with something as symbolic and hateful as a swastika,” said Navy spokesman Scott Sutherland.