Comments on: The Swastika building is getting a face-lift Keeping up with the various digital globe products from companies such as Google, Microsoft and more Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:14:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dylan Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:33:13 +0000 Josh cool down, gosh it is just a building.

By: joe Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:00:10 +0000 i think her comment is fine. its so unfortunant that everyone goes with society. It is not a bad symbol. it was used as a peaceful one before they the nazis even adopted it. Just as the kkk adopted the confederate flag. There is a lot more meaning behind things than what your textbooks teach you. People should learn more about history and then you can figure out the present. Its ignorant to KNOW something is one thing and shun the thought away because someone else told you it was another because it got a bad wrap. Im not down with hitler or kkk or hate and racism for that matter. But i think its a little crazy that (maybe) a tibetan group would be heckled for their symbol because hitler tainted it. And then people wonder why people get angry because others want them to change their history and heritage. Im just saying that it was something great that everyone used before and now no one can use it because society automatically thinks of the holocaust. Its just ignorant.

By: Marie Tue, 10 Feb 2009 20:48:02 +0000 I’m not a Jew or a Nazi but I think that Susan’s comment is unacceptable, especially in todays society where people should know better.

By: matt Thu, 15 Jan 2009 01:01:14 +0000 one more thing. jongalez dude? how do you know all that stuff? did you like, read the encyclopedia or something?

By: matt Thu, 15 Jan 2009 01:00:11 +0000 josh, that symbol was used waaaay before the halocaust, and not for bad reasons. i think your over reacting a little bit, i dont think susan is like, some hitler nazi down-with-jews person. im guessing that she thinks of the old, better meanings for the symbol. so dont freak out and sue susan!… heh heh.. sue susan.. it starts with the same sound…

chill out!

from, matt :D

By: Josh Wed, 14 Jan 2009 18:43:25 +0000 Oh my gosh. How bloody rude of you people
As a Jew, I find it downright idiotic to have been there in the first place. I would have gladly forced them in court to make them pay that money.
susan, to think a swastika is beautiful makes me digusted. 6 million of people like me killed because of 1 man who i would gladly call the worst man in humankind in history.

By: Ben Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:31:30 +0000 wow….

If only they knew what the building was gonna look like at the time they were building it…. no one would be offended.

I gotta admit… IT’S HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!



By: susan Thu, 30 Oct 2008 14:32:23 +0000 Leave it alone………it’s beautiful!!

By: Jack Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:23:24 +0000 Meh. isnt it stupid spending that much money on a building because it looks like a nazi symbol?
Why not spend it on somthing a little more usefull, like finding a way to have a pen that works in space?

the us spent about 20 thousand dollars making one of those, and you know what?
The rest in the space race used pencils.

Yet another perfect waste of taxpayers money.

The American Govenments public relations are rediculous.

I hate facists, but i would not go to the lenth of spending $600,000 to make a roof look different.

Down with capitalism!

By: jgonzalez Fri, 01 Aug 2008 13:44:42 +0000 The swastika shape was a very common geometry used by architectural theorists of the early 20thCentury, including prominet designer and theoretical architect Peter Neufert, or Bauhaus founder (later dismantled by Hitler) Walter Gropius, among many others. This form in particular is considered as one of the most efficient building layouts of the modern movement, and can bee seen all around the world. There is no relation with Hitler’s swastika or the ancient rune (used by the Thule Sceret Society as symbol and later copied as the Nazi banner). It is a mistake to think so. Many of these buildings where designed and constructed many years before Hitler revealed his banner for de Germania of a thousand years. This is just like thinking that all cross shaped buildings were designed as tribute to Christianty or to Switzerland… Remember for linear design concepts for hotels, ofice buildings, hospitals, etc.. the most effiecnt forms (and cheap) are the X, the cross, the swastika and some other similar shapes that have geometrical resemblance to many religous and revolutionary symbols in human history.