The Saga of America's Swastika-Shaped Naval Building

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Published August 20, 2010.

A couple of years ago, the swastika-shaped building at the Naval Amphibious Base in San-Diego discovered by Google Earth became an Internet hit. The former U.S. resident and now Israeli citizen Avrahaum Segol got word from a friend in 2006 and made getting rid of the offensive symbol his own personal project.

He involved The Anti Defamation League and Congresswoman Susan Davis.

The Navy started thinking about options to reshape the building, but it turned out to be an expensive and lengthy process and today the building remains pretty much the way it was built.

“The first option for renovation cost $625,000. This was a single canopy option that could have been approved locally but the cost of multiple canopies exceeds our authority to approve”, explained Angelic Dolan, Naval Base Coronado Public Affairs Officer.

Read more at haaretz.com



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