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Trump Tower Gets Renamed 'Dump Tower' On Google Maps

The president-elect's home was listed that way for several hours Saturday.

27/11/2016 10:33 PM IST | Updated 27/11/2016 11:50 PM IST
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Donald Trump had an unusual place to call home Saturday.

Trump Tower, the president-elect’s New York City residence, was briefly renamed “Dump Tower” on Google Maps, to the amusement of eagle-eyed Internet users.

It’s not clear when the name change took place. People started to tweet about it around 2 p.m. Saturday. Several hours later, a second Manhattan location, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, was also changed to “Dump,” WPIX reported.

By Sunday morning, both locations had been changed back.

A spokeswoman for Google apologized for the mistake but provided no explanation for the meddling.

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Trump Tower, located in midtown Manhattan, was briefly renamed "Dump Tower" on Google Maps.

“Some inappropriate names were surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused. Our teams immediately took action and have fixed the issue,” a Google spokeswoman said in an email to The Huffington Post Sunday.

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