Google earth has uncovered a rather unfortunate building design that has the US Navy scrambling for ways to quickly redesign a barracks complex in a less ominous symbol.
The building which was constructed back in the 1960's was designed with four L shaped wings sharing a joint corridor, which unfortunately meet at just the right angles to create a symbol from history that isn't particularly welcome any more.
For the last forty some years there was no problem as nobody actually noticed the peculiar design created by the design, it's not noticeable from the ground and was not under any overhead air corridors, so was never on the radar before. But now with the dawn of Google Earth, any building in the world can be viewed from above giving never before shots of the world's architecture. Warts and all, the worlds less enjoyable architecture is now there for display.
The Coronado, California barracks is exhibit number one for embarrassing design for the US Navy, a problem which they hope to resolve with 600,000 dollars worth of additions and landscaping.
There's no truth to the rumour that the architect firm of Goebbels and Himmler developed the original site...