An Extravagant New Embassy in London

Diplomatic necessity or wasteful spending? The U.S. plans on building a new $1 billion embassy in London despite a record federal budget deficit. 

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    New Embassy Design

    Feb. 23: A model of the winning design for the new U.S. Embassy for London.
    AP
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    New Embassy Interior

    Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake has won the closely watched competition to design the new U.S. Embassy in London. Pictured here is an interior rendering of the design.
    Courtesy Of KieranTimberlake
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    An Environmentally Efficient Embassy

    The design calls for a secure and environmentally efficient glass cube set atop a colonnade in a landscape with a pond and pathways open to the public.
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    Embassy Exterior

    Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake has won the closely watched competition to design the new U.S. Embassy in London. Pictured here is an exterior rendering of the design.
    Courtesy Of KieranTimberlake
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    Embassy Aerial View

    An artist's rendering offers a look at the new embassy and its surroundings.
    Courtesy Of KieranTimberlake
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    And the Winner is...

    Feb. 23, 2010: Architect James Timberlake, left, from KieranTimberlake and landscape architect Laurie Olin of Olin Studio pose in London with their winning design for the new U.S. embassy to be built in London.
    Reuters
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