There's a reason this building resembles those at the CIA and NSA.  Note most of the antennas point up.

Looks like the Greenville city attorney will have to take action against the Google Earth team for taking photos of an Air Force RC-135 and buildings located on the Greenville public airport.  Maybe he can get the Air Force to shoot down the satellite?

In March 2016 the City of Greenville and their monopoly tenant L-3 Communications posted signs costing thousands of dollars notifying the public that photography of the Greenville public airport (Majors Field) is against federal law, which is of course a deliberate lie.

18 USC ยง795 STATES:


(a)
Whenever, in the interests of national defense, the President defines certain vital military and naval installations or equipment as requiring protection against the general dissemination of information relative thereto, it shall be unlawful to make any photograph, sketch, picture, drawing, map, or graphical representation of such vital military and naval installations or equipment without first obtaining permission of the commanding officer of the military or naval post, camp, or station, or naval vessels, military and naval aircraft, and any separate military or naval command concerned, or higher authority, and promptly submitting the product obtained to such commanding officer or higher authority for censorship or such other action as he may deem necessary.
(b)
Whoever violates this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

The Greenville Municipal Airport (Majors Field) is a public access airport, not a "vital military or naval installation" and the President hasn't designated it as such.  The City and L-3 like to pretend Majors Field is still an active Army Air Corps base as it was in World War II, however the City of Greenville took over full ownership of the airfield in 1945.  This makes the facility more attractive to US and foreign military organizations that are looking for a defense contractor that can build or modify their spy planes.  It's all about money and attempting to exclude other businesses from the airport, especially skydiving.  The City knows skydiving businesses rely heavily on revenue generated with video and still photography services provided to first time skydiving students.  Prohibiting photography is just one of 19 discriminatory and unreasonable restrictions the City has placed on skydiving businesses that wish to start operating at the airport.


The most recent precedent associated with denial of 1st amendment freedom of press rights was The Toledo Blade Co., et al. v. United States of America, et al in 2015.  Military police detained and confiscated camera memory cards from a reporter that had taken photos of the Lima Army Tank Plant while standing on public property.  The Toledo Blade and reporters were awarded $18,000 in March 2015.  Note this was an actual military facility, not a public airport.


The fact is any foreign agent can take all the photographs they want by flying overhead, taxiing down the public taxiway next to the L-3 flight line, or taking high resolution photos/video of L-3 personnel and aircraft put on public display at the back gate.  Foreign agents have much better equipment than we do, and they don't ask permission to do anything.  We will continue to prove photography of anything on a public airport is perfectly legal and ignore the City's lies.  A complaint was filed with the ACLU on 4-7-16.