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Trump Tower renamed ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps


New York: In a bizarre incident, a prankster has renamed US-President elect Donald Trump’s midtown Manhattan building ‘Trump Tower’ as ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps, reports PTI. If one searches for Trump Tower on Google Maps, they will not find that exact name there. Instead, they will find “Dump Tower,” WPIX-TV reported. A cyber vandal defaced the tower on Google Maps with a little humour. Users began noticing the Fifth Avenue building’s name change on the mapping service on Saturday. It’s unclear when the switch occurred, but people on Twitter began tweeting about the new “brand identity” about 2 pm, it said. It is unclear if the 70-year-old real estate mogul knows about the edits to his Trump Organization and transition team headquarters. He has not addressed it on Twitter.The culprit also transliterated the skyscraper’s title in Russian Cyrillic at another angle, possibly alluding to the Republican’s alleged ties to Russia during the campaign trail. Google could not be immediately reached for comment, the report said.