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Barracks Shaped Like Swastika at Coronado Naval Base to be Changed

The design of Coronado's Naval Amphibious Base Complex 320-325 sparks controversy nearly 50 years after its construction. The U.S. Navy plans to spend $600,000 to change the existing swastika-shaped l

Barracks Shaped Like Swastika at Coronado Naval Base to be Changed

Tom Fudge: The U.S. Navy this week announced that it would spend more than half a million dollars to make one of its Coronado buildings look different. It's a complex of barracks which, from the air, look very much like a Swastika. This fact has been known for many years. In fact, it's fair to say the people who designed the building must have spotted it from the beginning.

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But it's taken until now for the criticism of it to be loud enough to really get the Navy's attention. Tony Perry, of the LA Times , wrote about the Navy's response to the controversy. Yesterday, his story was the No. 1 most e-mailed story on the LA Times website.

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