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
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.
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.
- Tony Perry, San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times .