The secret swastika

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13 Aug 2017 11:47 - +795
When builders of the Coronado Naval Amphibious Base in San Diego planned this complex in 1967, satellite imagery was probably the furthest thing from their minds. After Google Earth made the Navy's giant government-subsidized swastika building complex visible to anyone on Earth, the resultant publicity, outcry, and mounting political pressure has led the US Navy to budget $600,000 to change the swastika shape of the barracks: to unmake the swastika, which according to the US Navy was the result of an embarrassing planning oversight. Here's the [Google Maps]( link
13 Aug 2017 11:40 - +549
I imagine people's reaction when the architect presented them the blueprint
13 Aug 2017 12:19 - +152
In art school I had a professor who assigned a painting where we had to take a satellite image or google street view image and re paint it on a 3 foot board as a paint mixing/color matching exercise. I knew the professor liked controversial shit so I convinced a fellow student to paint this image. She carried that huge painting all through campus. I'm such an asshole...
13 Aug 2017 15:37 - +77
when I was in architecture school, the swastika shape would come up fairly often among students, especially when designing housing. It's a logical solution for creating indoor-outdoor space, designing for maximum exterior exposure on a rectangular lot. The plan of architect Rudolph Schindler's famous house is pretty close to a swastika:
13 Aug 2017 13:30 - +72
I taught in an introduction to spacial design class where the students had to make things out of cardboard. After three years, about half the students final projects turned out to be different kinds of swastikas. It is a functional and beautiful shape that comes up in design everywhere, just look at a floor tile pattern and you will see it. I understand what the symbol means but it can be made not to look exactly like the Nazi symbol and can be quite effective in it's use.
13 Aug 2017 11:38 - +49 Naval amphibious base, Coronado, CA
13 Aug 2017 14:56 - +44
I'll see these, and raise you [The Fountains Medical Center](
13 Aug 2017 16:59 - +26
13 Aug 2017 18:04 - +22
I think we should reclaim the Swastika symbol from Hitler and the Nazis. This is an ancient Indian symbol for peace and holds a very important place in Dharmic religions, especially Hinduism. After 70 so years of the Nazis, the western world needs to stop associating this symbol only with the Nazis and should learn what it actually is and where it comes from. This is not a symbol of Aryan supremacy or anything evil. Associating only the Nazis with the Swastika is like associating only the KKK with the symbol of the cross without knowing where it came from.
13 Aug 2017 12:19 - +15
I mean, it's in the name; it's not pretty secret after all :p
13 Aug 2017 14:12 - +10
Meanwhile, for most Indians and Buddhists, this symbol is peaceful:
13 Aug 2017 12:13 - +8
They did the same thing on Naval Air Station Jacksonville
13 Aug 2017 12:30 - +7
13 Aug 2017 15:01 - +6
Not so secret with that name
13 Aug 2017 13:50 - +6
Swastika aside, wtf is going in with those road names over there?
13 Aug 2017 17:42 - +5
You know swastikas aren't evil just the Nazi Germany one is.
13 Aug 2017 16:19 - +5
Why does the swastika have to go and ruin such a lovely symbol?
13 Aug 2017 12:59 - +4
I can see my old office from here.
13 Aug 2017 18:09 - +4
There are 2 buildings right next to it designed to look like bombers. It was all purposefully done with patriotism in mind. This has been posted to Reddit a million times.
13 Aug 2017 16:59 - +3
Oooooh, so THAT'S where /r/The_Donald meets.
13 Aug 2017 18:59 - +3
Swastika is not inherently evil.
13 Aug 2017 17:18 - +3
Doesn't seem all that secret if it's called the swastika building.
13 Aug 2017 14:27 - +3
Heut' ist mein tag
13 Aug 2017 20:34 - +2
I feel really bad that the symbol which meant conducive of well being and auspicious in its original language I. E. Sanskrit, now means hatred and disgust.
13 Aug 2017 15:17 - +2
wtf are these road names..
13 Aug 2017 19:55 - +2
Pretty handy shape with many uses, think about using for stores with clothing, you could fit so many This design also allowed you to have a nice size Garden for each wing of the building while using using up much more or the land than a simple cross would had allowed
13 Aug 2017 21:02 - +2
People reacting to the shape of this building are being childish and silly. It's not Nazi propaganda, it's architecture, and tbe swastika, as by now everyone ought to know, spent a few years as a Nazi emblem and a few thousand years as a spiritual one. Grow up, people.
13 Aug 2017 17:50 - +2
"Well it was actually a sign of peace at one point, so we would like to think our designs are in line with the efforts of creating a peaceful place. Plus, the bad one is the other way, or reversed, or...I don't know. But hey, great drawings right? I'm excited to tell the boss you're interested. Heil love to hear the good news."
13 Aug 2017 14:11 - +2
Timing for his post :/
13 Aug 2017 17:23 - +2
""The room I stayed in was absolutely amazing." "The platter O'jews was just great! the waiters all had blond hair and blue eyes." "Gr8 m8 Hitler was watching me visit"" Google Reviews
13 Aug 2017 14:25 - +1
There's 3 freshman dorms at university of Maine also in the shape of a swastika!
13 Aug 2017 15:30 - +1
Amsterdam still has a building shaped like this, do a google maps search on Slotervaart Ziekenhuis.
13 Aug 2017 19:21 - +1
I love this building
13 Aug 2017 17:04 - +1
You can't say it was designed in this shape by accident.
13 Aug 2017 19:15 - +1
Took a minute and figured out where this was, Google maps actually labels this as the swastika building. Mildly interesting?
13 Aug 2017 17:04 - +1
This actually happened here in Coronado, Ca on the military base. A few buildings are positioned to make a swastika
13 Aug 2017 19:33 - +1
Shhh it's a secret
13 Aug 2017 18:21 - +1
Last time I saw this building was some conspiracy YouTube video from 2006.
13 Aug 2017 19:13 - +1
I don't even see how this was even possible, someone clearly didn't pay attention to what they were doing.
13 Aug 2017 18:23 - +1
There's no way nobody noticed the swastika on the blueprints. Somebody had to say " wait a minute... Isn't this a fucking swastika?" to which somebody probably answered, "I guess you're right... oh well. Let's build this son of a bitch. CHEERS! "
13 Aug 2017 19:20 - +1
Naval base in California. Still there. Looks like a major launch point for naval vessels including submarines.
13 Aug 2017 18:39 - +1
The actual shape of a swastika is really good, Like if you have a shelf shaped like that it's great for storage, But you know...
13 Aug 2017 19:29 - +1
Secret... Mooohoohahaaaaaaa
13 Aug 2017 19:11 - +1
Aerial view of the White House ???

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