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15 September,


Swastika shaped building revealed in Arizona

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From the street, the medical center on Thunderbird Road in Glendale, Arizona, looks like an ordinary building.

A bird's-eye view shows a different picture.

From above, the footprint of Fountains Medical Center, at 5620 W. Thunderbird Road, resembles two swastikas.

Weburbanist.com, an urban design website, cataloged the Glendale buildings as one of many buildings in the U.S. that resemble swastikas from above.

The website also points out buildings in Scottsdale clustered in similar shapes, although it's not as apparent from a Google Map search.

The medical center in Glendale is eight separate buildings with individually-owned suites for dentists, doctors and other medical offices. It's across the street from Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

When it was built in 1983, the land was owned by a group of individuals who lived in Chicago and were part of an organization called The Fountains Medical Center Owners' Association, according to Maricopa County property records. The owners could not be reached for comment.

Before the complex was built, the land owners hired Phoenix-based Eisenberg Company, which was at the time Leo Eisenberg & Company, to help locate owners for the suites, according to the company's president, Craig Eisenberg.

A local architect designed the complex, the city reviewed the design, and no one at the time picked up on the fact that the buildings resembled swastikas, said Eisenberg, who didn't own or design the buildings.

It was years later that it came to his attention, he said, but he doesn't remember how. That was years ago, said Eisenberg, who is Jewish. 

"It's unfortunate it was designed the way it was," he said.

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