The U.S is certainly the most powerful and richest country in the world, and thus their embassies all around the world are fortified castles in terms of security and also in terms of architecture. This type of buildings do not come easy and cost several thousands of millions.
This time around, they have decided to build an embassy that would cost a whopping $1 billion, and would be their embassy for London. London being the most important city in the world, gets to see the most expensive American embassy in the world as well! Philadelphia-based firm KieranTimberlake has taken the project and the embassy would have a space of 500,000 square feet and come with lofted halls.
Moreover, it appears as a crystal fortress and would come with ponds, parks and pleasant structures. It is going to be more expensive than the $700 million structure the Americans have in Baghdad and even more expensive than the $850 million embassy planned for Pakistan. It would be built somewhere between 2013 and 2017 and hence could take some time for the edifice to be opened for public.
Via: Fox News