The United States has unveiled the design of its new $1 billion high-security embassy in London. It is an impressive design by Kieran Timberlake, the Philadelphia architect despite its hefty price (a record for an embassy). Timberlake won a competition of dozens of architects, here.
The new embassy will move out of the congested area of London and abandon the former site in Grosvenor Square by 2016.
There remains a controversy over a tax demanded by London, which the United States has refused to pay in light diplomatic immunity. The controversy led the mayor of London to call our former ambassador, a “chiselling little crook.”
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12 thoughts on “United States Unveils $1 Billion London Embassy Plans”
Hell Bork, unless you have some boat you can’t get over the moat.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
WE WILL ADD YOUR BIOLOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DISTINCTIVENESS TO OUR OWN.
YOUR CULTURE WILL ADAPT TO SERVICE US.
This country is not dying anymore than the Portuguese. You are not with us, so you deemed UnAmerican. You will be receiving your very own invitation to the Senate Subcommittee on UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES.
Joseph R. McCarthy
Watching the last throes of a dying empire. So sad to see history repeat itself, especially when the dying empire is my own country.
Is it any wonder America wants to through all the Democrats out?
is KBR doing the plumbing?
May we have a gondolas in the moat please? … maybe daily waterboarding exhibitions with CIA officials disguised as gondoliers ………..
I had to look twice because it just looks like a squashed version of the old embassy.
Having stood in line for my Work Visa and seen the massive disruption to the area since the concrete obstructions and chain link fences went up, I think the move is long overdue.
There doesn’t appear to be a murder hole at the street side view but the the narrow, vertical details look like the narrow slits in fortified stone buildings that archers used. It’s not a very friendly looking building. I’d bet it does have a dungeon though; a black-site collection of cells somewhere in one of the sub-basements.
Enjoy the CGI of the to be built building because we’ll never see a real picture of it after it’s completed.
“Mall security guard accuses shopper of being a paedophile for photographing his own son”
The links at the end of the story have some interesting stories.
Is there also a murder hole (aka machicolation) in the ceiling over the gate passage so that they can pour boiling oil or water down on any invaders (or tax collectors)? Is there a drawbridge? How about garderobes? Now that would be interesting…
I want a moat around my house too. Please daddy, please?
a “chiselling little crook.”
lol . . . roflol . . . roflmao
That would be this Bush asshat, Bob Tuttle . . .
I bet the serious diplomats hated working with this propaganda spewing hack. That is if there are/were any serious diplomats left after Bush’s illegalities ran them all off because he’d made their job, what’s the word, IMPOSSIBLE.
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