A First Look Inside The New U.S. Embassy In Nine Elms

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A First Look Inside The New U.S. Embassy In Nine Elms
Photo: U.S. Embassy London

The U.S Embassy has shared photos from inside its new home at Nine Elms, giving the public a first look inside the building.

Part of the massive redevelopment of Battersea and Nine Elms, the building has reportedly cost £770million to build, having been planned as far back as 2008, with construction work beginning in 2013. The official address of the new embassy is 33 Nine Elms Lane.

Photo: U.S. Embassy London

The giant spiky glass cube, has split opinions. It's designed with security in mind, including a bombproof exterior and 'moat' partly surrounding it. It's also expected to be carbon-neutral.

The three images released of the interior suggest it'll be just as sleek and swanky on the inside as it is on the outside.

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U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson also announced on Twitter that the building will open to the public on 16 January 2018 — does this mean London can expect a Trump visit around this time? Johnson recently hinted that the new embassy will need to dedicated by an American president.

Photo: U.S. Embassy London

As for the current U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square, that's being redeveloped into a 137 bedroom, 5-star hotel, at a reported cost of £1bn.

Last Updated 13 December 2017