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Colossal Architectural Blunders E-mail
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1. Navy Barracks Look Like Swastika (Still!)

Colossal Architectural Blunders

2013 picture of buildings

The Naval Amphibious base compound in Coronado, CA was built in the 1960s to house young sailors. It consists of 4 L-shaped buildings centered around a hub. Cut to 2007, where a diligent Google Earth surfer “discovered” that the building's configuration resembled a giant Nazi Swastika. The architect John Mock defended his design, saying the Swastika wasn't intentional and that the building even won an award. Because of the uproar, however, the Navy apologized and said they would spend up to $600,000 on “landscaping and architectural modifications”. But, a recent visit to the site in Google Earth reveals the design is still there, lending credence to a conspiracy theory that it was
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The Xiangshawan Desert Lotus Hotel E-mail
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    Lotus Hotel is located in Xiangshawan Desert, 800 kilometers west to Beijing and middle of Ordos and Baotou. The site is facing Hantai River, a branch of Yellow River, and east to Kubuqi Desert that more than 200 kilometers wide.

  • Architects: PLaT Architects
  • Location: Xiangshawan Desert, China
  • Completion Date: March, 2013
  • Area: 30,000 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of PLaT Architects
The Xiangshawan Desert Lotus Hotel

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