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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:16 AM
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Work to begin on new US Embassy [Berlin]
"Despite security strictures, this will be an architecturally handsome building," said the US Ambassador to Germany, Dan Coats this week announcing that the building work was to go ahead by November.

Under the compromise, a back street from the embassy will shifted by eight metres and the nearby Holocaust Memorial will give up a sliver of land.

In return, the US will provide a broad sidewalk with trees fronting on the Holocaust Memorial.

As the terrorist threat to US installations had grown, security has turned the existing US embassy, which is located a short walk from the new building, into something of a fortress.

Fortress? There are tanks standing in front of it. They have completely sealed off what used to be a booming inner-city street.

Anyway, the new building is overdue, I really look forward to it:

I just hope that the added security won't be too visible.
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