President-elect Donald Trump's midtown Manhattan Trump Tower was renamed Dump Tower by someone on Google Maps on Saturday. The story garnered attention of social media users as they noticed that the building on Fifth Avenue was renamed.
The new name lasted only for a few hours on Google Maps before it was rectified.
Trump has not made any comment on the incident yet.
Recently, Trump's wife, the to-be first lady Melania had said that she would continue living there with her son Barron as he was going to school in the vicinity. Trump has also said that he would be visiting frequently from the White House.
The area has also seen disturbance and police checkpoints after the election results were announced and hundreds took to protesting against Trump in front of the Trump Tower with posters saying "Not my president".
Providing security to the Trump Tower in New York City has been very expensive for the police force and the federal government. It may also happen that he would forgo tradition and live in the $100 million penthouse.
Google did not comment on the incident.
This is not the first time that a location was renamed on Google Maps.
Other gaffes by Google Maps
Spanish cities were renamed as what they were called at least 1,000 years ago in March 2015. They were renamed to former Islamic Kingdom names. Algeciras was renamed as Taifa de Algeciras.
In August 2016, Google Maps was accused of deleting Palestine from its Maps.
In August, it also showed parts of Kashmir occupied by Pakistan in the Indian territory. Also, it showed disputed areas of Arunachal Pradesh as integral parts of India.
In March 2016, searching for "anti-national", "patriotism", "sedition" showed Jawaharlal Nehru University on Google Maps.