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New U.S. embassy looks like something out of 'Star Trek' and it has a moat

Thu Dec 14 07:03:37 EST 2017 | Mashable
Crazily expensive, incredibly secure, and visually stunning.  These are the first things that spring to mind when you see a medieval castle. And those are also the main concepts behind the new U.S. embassy in London, a de facto urban fortress on the River Thames, in the newly-developed Nine Elms district, whose interiors were just revealed for the first time.  The £750 million (more than $1 billion), 12-story glass cube is designed by Philadelphia-based architect James Timberlake who i..

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Crazily expensive, incredibly secure, and visually stunning.  These are the first things that spring to mind when you see a medieval castle. And those are also the main concep..
LONDON -- The special relationship between the U.S. and Britain apparently requires a very special U.S. embassy in London. The new one, opening next month, cost more than $1 billio..
LONDON -- The special relationship between the U.S. and Britain apparently requires a very special U.S. embassy in London. The new one, opening next month, cost more than $1 billio..
The most surprising aspect of the pricey new U.S. Embassy in London is what isn't there: a perimeter fence. There is no imposing security barrier to protect the highly visible emba..
LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in London moves next month to a new billion-dollar home overlooking the River Thames -- just as U.S. President Donald Trump’s actions have place..
(Newser) – The most surprising aspect of the pricey new US Embassy in London is what isn't there: a perimeter fence. There is no imposing security barrier to protect the highly vis..
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Traditionally, Christmas in England was a time for scaring the bejesus out of little children by telling ghost stories around the fire. Charles Dickens led the way with his famous ..
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