US em­bassy about to flit

The Herald - - NEWS -

FOR more than half a cen­tury, Grosvenor Square in cen­tral Lon­don has been home to the Amer­i­can diplo­matic mis­sion.

Now staff are pre­par­ing to re­lo­cate across the River Thames when the new US em­bassy build­ing opens for busi­ness on Tues­day.

Con­struc­tion of the dis­tinc­tive 12-storey, cube­shaped build­ing, lo­cated be­tween Vaux­hall and Bat­tersea in south-west Lon­don, is es­ti­mated to have cost ap­prox­i­mately $1bil­lion (£750 mil­lion).

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