Digitally Imported Homepage

Go Back   Digitally Imported Forums > Daily Life > The Chill Room
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread Sep 26th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Eez Behszt
 
Paradox Lost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Foster City, CA
Posts: 1,976
Send a message via AIM to Paradox Lost
Default Gotta love Google Earth...

It reveals little architectural mishaps, like this Navy building in Coronado California:



Kind of makes you wonder what everything would look like had Nazi Germany had its way. Anyway, the Navy intends to do something about this blunder:

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedi...-pe-california

Last edited by Paradox Lost : Sep 26th, 2007 at 07:56 PM.
Paradox Lost is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 26th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
DI Chronic Addict
 
FryChicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: ♫♪♬
Posts: 17,413
Default

haha thats kool... there are alot more strange google earth sights..

http://en.geo-trotter.com/cat-strange.htm
FryChicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 26th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Addict
 
Soar Angelic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradox Lost
It reveals little architectural mishaps, like this Navy building in Coronado California:


Kind of makes you wonder what everything would look like had Nazi Germany had its way. Anyway, the Navy intends to do something about this blunder:
I would put money on the idea that the building's designer knew exactly what he designed. Every building has blue prints with a top down view of the whole project. Some one, some where saw the swastika and knew about it, but didn't say anything.
Soar Angelic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 26th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
DI Extreme Addict
 
DJ_Serg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 4,644
Default

the ones with jets on parking lots are probably photoshop edits.
__________________
The Sellex Project: http://www.sellexproject.com
- You touch me, I feel you
- Your presence surrounds me
- I float away...
- You are my guide, You are my light, You take me to a place where i can shine
DJ_Serg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 26th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
DI Extreme Addict
 
GT_Watson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: - P e r t h.aus -
Posts: 1,739
Default

Pretty fasinating some of them. But id have to agree that the designer knew what he was doing, or either that he is completely ignorant and didnt know what the swastika was. I do love Google Earth.
__________________
♫♪Wẵ±§oŇ ♪Chair Ravers Society ♪♫
---------------------------------------
ASOT#303 - Armin gave me a shout-out!
ASOT#336 - Armin played my request!
GT_Watson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Forum Addict
 
mcnils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 651
Default



mumble mumble...

Seriously, the swastika was around since long before nazis decided to adopt it as their ideology's flag symbol. Its present throughout Hinduism, Buddhism and even Ancient Greek architecture. There's a subtle difference within relating nazism to swastikas or the other way around. In the case of the OPs example it being modern architecture i rather think the planner simply had gone for functionality in the space he had aviable, not so much for symbolism. But then who knows?
__________________
closure
mcnils is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
DI Critical Mass
 
PhineasFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Dancing with wolves
Posts: 33,185
Send a message via MSN to PhineasFreak
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcnils


mumble mumble...

Seriously, the swastika was around since long before nazis decided to adopt it as their ideology's flag symbol. Its present throughout Hinduism, Buddhism and even Ancient Greek architecture. There's a subtle difference within relating nazism to swastikas or the other way around. In the case of the OPs example it being modern architecture i rather think the planner simply had gone for functionality in the space he had aviable, not so much for symbolism. But then who knows?
and yet the US navy thinks it's necessary to spend $600,000 on hiding the shape of a building incase it's seen from the air!

bet you guys are glad to see your tax dollars going to good causes...
__________________
"It sounds like God treading on a lego brick" - Jeremy Clarkson

New Psy-Dub remix!
http://www.ubetoo.com/psytrance/46349
PhineasFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2007, 03:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
Eez Behszt
 
Paradox Lost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Foster City, CA
Posts: 1,976
Send a message via AIM to Paradox Lost
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcnils


mumble mumble...

Seriously, the swastika was around since long before nazis decided to adopt it as their ideology's flag symbol. Its present throughout Hinduism, Buddhism and even Ancient Greek architecture. There's a subtle difference within relating nazism to swastikas or the other way around. In the case of the OPs example it being modern architecture i rather think the planner simply had gone for functionality in the space he had aviable, not so much for symbolism. But then who knows?
Oh, I completely agree. There exists nothing inherently wrong at all with the symbol itself. Had it not been for its association with Nazism, I doubt it would draw much attention from most people. Of course, it's not hard to come to terms with the aversion towards this symbol based upon that association.

It's somewhat similar in concept to the word 'bitch,' at least in this culture. Yes, we all know it refers to a female dog, but it's difficult to disassociate this from its more...prominent meaning.

I also don't suspect any malevolent intent upon the architect, and from the news stories I read, no one else seems to either. But as you say, who knows?
Paradox Lost is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
DI Trance Addict
 
DJ Xenomorph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: California
Posts: 9,179
Send a message via AIM to DJ Xenomorph
Default

All they need to do is build another wall or side of a building to disrupt the shape, but I think that's actually a cool building design.
__________________
"And then something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion -- dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom." - Fight Club
DJ Xenomorph is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
DI Extreme Addict
 
Mr. Pink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: MN
Posts: 1,760
Default

I guess I'd agree that something needs to be done. It's practically immoral to ignore the stigma.

Funny thing is though, I just can't for the life of me imagine how the building was ever built that way to begin with. It doesn't sound like the building was added on to and thus evolved into the current design.
So. If that's the case...
It was done in the 60's...WW2 is still fresh enough.
Even if the architect didn't catch the design significance, think of all the other trades. First the client reviewed it...then everyone from electrical, mechanical, structural, plumbing, etc.

Crazy.
Mr. Pink is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
Big Daddy D!!
 
D40mFc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Posts: 3,881
Default

Each building could've been a separate set of blueprints, or one print rotated 90 degrees and copied three times. Only a few people would have needed to see an overall design print for construction approvals. And, construction stuff for the military was way different in the 60's than we're used to seeing in civilian construction now. The people responsible are either retired or buried in Area 51! Hah!
__________________
Visit www.freerice.com

*e-drivin' the PLUR bus, keepin' the Hookah Clan mobile*
Believe in yourself, but keep a mirror handy.
D40mFc is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Forum Addict
 
mcnils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 651
Default



A larger view. I think, once again, that the architect had to fight with space issues during his planning; there is something which looks like a harbor facility with containers nearby, and therefore the road had probably to be doubled for ease of vehicle/transport manoeuvrability. This is pure speculation, but i believe he tried to fit the most buildings he could into that smaller place, yet still maintaining maximal sunlight exposure to its windows/rooms plus acessibility from all sides. He planned connected L-shape constructions -- not a swastika symbol. My theory. PS: Yes, i'm bored.
__________________
closure

Last edited by mcnils : Sep 27th, 2007 at 07:08 PM.
mcnils is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 28th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
DI Extreme Addict
 
Mr. Pink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: MN
Posts: 1,760
Default

^^
Quote:
"Designed by prominent San Diego architect John Mock, the original blueprint consisted of two central buildings “and a single L-shaped 3-story barracks,” according to the Navy's official account.
The plan called for the L-shaped building to be repeated three times at 90-degree angles from the central buildings.
After the groundbreaking, Navy officials experienced a classic “Oh, no!” moment. "
San Diego Tribune

Heh, well it looks like that pretty much was the case.

I'll add this link for some craziness
(Just make sure you read at least far enough to get to the crazy)

Last edited by Mr. Pink : Sep 28th, 2007 at 03:14 PM.
Mr. Pink is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 29th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Addict
 
naxos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Eta Carinae
Posts: 54
Default

Google Earth is spectacular but... it's so depressing to see the destruction we've caused in just the last 150 years on this planet, destruction that has irreversible consequences on a ecological system that was balanced for hundreds of thousands of years... all in the last 150 years.

Anyhow, check out PCWorld's greatest sites on Google Earth. You'll like them.
naxos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 30th, 2007, 10:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
Junior Addict
 
=*%$ MY5tiC $%*='s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: U.S.
Posts: 37
Default

If you type in the directions for New York New york to Paris, France on line 23 (I think) it actually tells you to "swim across the Atlantic."
__________________
Those who can't hear the music think the dancer is mad.

I had a dream that I ate a 15 pound marshmellow, and when I woke up my pillow was gone...

Taste the rainbow...eat crayons...

B!G Ju9Z R 4 CuR53...
=*%$ MY5tiC $%*= is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 30th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Addict
 
DJ Holystorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 37
Default

Haha, oh damn @ first post.
__________________
For more of my mixes please visit DJHolystorm.com.
DJ Holystorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Oct 6th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
Qualified Forum Addict
 
XxLeOniDuSxX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sparta
Posts: 124
Send a message via MSN to XxLeOniDuSxX
Default

Wow.....hitler...just won't die will he???
__________________
XxTear apart all who fearxX
XxEverlasting Life to all who hearxX
oOMusic for the godsOo
{Gabber}----{Hardcore}
XxLeOniDuSxX is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Oct 7th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
DI Chronic Addict
 
N-shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 18,114
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradox Lost
It reveals little architectural mishaps, like this Navy building in Coronado California:



Kind of makes you wonder what everything would look like had Nazi Germany had its way. Anyway, the Navy intends to do something about this blunder:

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedi...-pe-california
And supposedly, the buildings near it were shaped like fighter planes. I remember seeing that story on the news. People don't know what to do with it, and whether or not it should be torn down.
__________________
Give sharks a chance:

http://www.oceana.org/sharks/home/
http://www.savingsharks.com
http://www.whitesharktrust.org
http://www.projectaware.org/americas/english/pts10tycd.asp

Next Aquasound project: AC 17
N-shark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright © 2010 Digitally Imported, Inc.