Friday, February 26, 2010

United States Plans a Billion Dollar Embassy in London

What was our modern day security break through to keep this billion dollar embassy, the most expensive to date, secure; a moat. That is right, a 100 foot moat to keep the terrorist bombers at bay. At least if they planned on attacking via the main road. Would be much cooler if it was completely surrounded by the moat and it had a draw bridge. Just saying...

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Design for the new US Embassy in London

"The United States has unveiled plans for its new $1 billion high-security embassy in London — the most expensive it has ever built.

The proposals were met with relief from both the present embassy’s Mayfair neighbours and the residents and developers of the Battersea wasteland where the vast crystalline cube, surrounded by a moat, will be built.

The decision to abandon the former site in Grosvenor Square by 2016 came after a prolonged battle with residents angered by the security measures demanded after the September 11 attacks. More than a hundred residents took out a full-page advertisement in The Times to oppose tighter measures that they said would leave the area more vulnerable to attack.

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