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Columbus Day Commemorates Explorer’s Arrival in New World

Columbus Day is the annual U.S. commemoration of explorer Christopher Columbus’ landing in the New World (at San Salvador Island, also known as Waitling Island, today part of the British Bahamas) on October 12, 1492. Columbus was not the first European to cross the Atlantic successfully. Viking sailors are believed to have established a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland sometime in

U.S. Mission Breaks Ground for New Embassy in London

U.S. Mission Breaks Ground for New Embassy in London

U.S. Embassy, London November 13,  2013 @USAinUKPress 032-13 Today, in an important symbol of our enduring friendship with the United Kingdom, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Matthew W. Barzun, Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Lydia Muniz, and Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in the Nine Elms neighborhood in

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Aerial Views of Nine Elms

These photos present an aerial view of Nine Elms, Battersea. The first (above) is the area as seen from the south-east with the new site highlighted in yellow. A full-size (1000px by 583px) image is available (JPG / 160Kb, opens in new window) The second aerial view includes renders of the new London Embassy and new surrounding buildings, looking downstream

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United States Announces Winner of New London Embassy Design Competition

 U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Louis B. Susman, and Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Adam Namm, announced today that KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has won the design competition for the New London Embassy. [See: High-resolution images and video] KieranTimberlake’s design met the goal of creating a modern, welcoming, timeless, safe and energy efficient embassy for

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U.S. Takes First Steps Toward Embassy Relocation

Meeting the challenge of providing a modern, open and secure American diplomatic facility in London, the U.S. State Department today signed a conditional agreement with the real estate developer Ballymore to acquire a site in the Nine Elms Opportunity Area in Wandsworth for the construction of a new Embassy. “This has been a long and careful process,” said Ambassador Robert

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