Donald Trump‘s revisit to the UK has reportedly been cancelled due to a brawl about the new US embassy in London.
He pronounced the reason he wouldn’t be gracing us with his participation was since the Obama administration had sole the prior embassy for ‘peanuts’, only to build a new one in an ‘off location’.
But, where is this supposed ‘off location’ and is it as bad as he says?
Where is the new US embassy?
The accurate residence of the new embassy is 33 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 7US. It’s situated on the dilemma of Nine Elms Lane and Ponton Road.
Its closest tube hire is Vauxhall, with Battersea Park and Queenstown Road rail stations also nearby.
While it’s not in the heart of the city, this is still a section 1 plcae that’s good served by the capital’s ride links.
The reason for building it here is since of confidence mandate stating that the embassy had to be at slightest 100ft from any beside buildings. This was one of very few locations in London means to accommodate this.
What is the new US embassy like?
It was designed by American architects KieranTimberlake, and is a vast cuboid shape.
The potion outdoor is 5cm thick, bomb-proof, and has panels to revoke solar glare.
The building also has a low tray (deep adequate to stop a truck) and bollards to forestall unapproved access.
Aside from the confidence measures, it’s also an environmentally accessible building, featuring indoor gardens, water butts, and solar panels.
Why did they build a new embassy?
The categorical reason for the new embassy was safety, with prior ambassador Robert Tuttle saying there was a need for a ‘modern’ and ‘secure’ building.
This is because they motionless to erect a new trickery rather than updating the prior one.
The prior embassy was also full to capacity, so this will give the event for the consulate to grow its staff but health and reserve concerns.
When will it be finished and open?
The diplomats from the US embassy will, at this point, have already left their prior HQ.
The new one will be open to the open on Jan 16th 2018.