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New American Embassy in U.K. opens doors

Building once scorned by President Trump opened Tuesday without ceremony.
One of the most expensive foreign embassies in the world opened its doors Tuesday without a ribbon-cutting ceremony or other fanfare. The new $1 billion U.S. #embassy in London will serve as the American diplomatic hub in the United Kingdom. Shaped like a giant, majestic glass cube, its modern design has changed the skyline of the historically industrial neighborhood on the south side of the River Thames. It is now the most expensive U.S. embassy in the world, according to the Associated Press. A calculated decision Plans to move the American embassy originated in October 2008, near the end of the Bush Administration. The elegant, centrally-located building on Grosvenor Square that housed embassy operations until Monday. Administration officials told media outlets that the building had become outdated and was unable to be properly secured in an age of increased terroristic activity in London. "In the end, we realized that the goal of a modern, secure and environmentally sustainable...