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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Inside The World's Most Expensive Embassy - New £750m Fortress America On The Banks Of The Thames,


The US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson has shown off his new £750 million embassy building in south London. 

The structure is believed to be the most expensive embassy building in the world and features state-of-the-art security systems. 

The new building is expected to be officially inaugurated in February during President Donald Trump's planned working visit to the UK. 




The US State Department announced the competition to design the 12-storey building back in 2008. It was won by architecture firm KieranTimberlake in 2010 which is headed by Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake in Philadelphia



This is the stunning new riverside embassy building constructed by the US government at a cost of £750 million. The Houses of Parliament and the London eye can be seen in the distance

Among one of the features at the US Embassy is this circular bar with stunning views overlooking the London skyline. The bar has raised seats around the outside with large glass windows providing an expansive view of the city 

The state-of-the-art building has been unveiled today by the US Ambassador Woody Johnson who said the £750 million embassy was a 'signal to the world' that the special relationship between Britain and the US is as strong as ever. 
He said he would like to have President Trump at the embassy's official opening in February.  The building is protected by a moat and features a sculpture by British artist Rachel Whiteread which depicts a typical home in the United States built in the 1950s.

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