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Old 08-29-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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I knew that the Bureau of Acquisitions building was based on 450 Sutter Street, but I didn't realize there were Mayan glyphs on the facade. That's not really apparent from Google Street View. The building was designed and put up before Mayan glyphs were (more or less) fully deciphered. No doubt the glyphs on 450 Sutter Street would read as random gibberish, but it would be amusing if they actually did say something intelligible, and that it might be obscene.

Not too crazy about the swastikas in image 9, but that's not the fault of the architect. The building went up in a different era, before the Nazis came to power.
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