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BUILDING
 
 
United States Embassy
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DESIGNER
 
 
Eero Saarinen

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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, stone

Reinforced concrete clad in Portland stone (front and side elevations) and in concrete (rear elevation)

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
England
Region
London
County
Greater London
Town
London
Address
Grovesnor Square
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Public buildings
Diplomatic buildings
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1955 - 1957     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
1957 - 1960
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AWARDS
 
2009
Listed Building - Grade II
National Heritage List for England
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 558 [XII. La terza età: itinerarî degli anni cinquanta-ottanta]
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CLIENT
 
 
United States of America
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STRUCTURES
 
 
FJ Samuely
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STAFF
 
Project
Eero Saarinen
Executive architect
Yorke, Rosenberg and Mardall
Art intervention
Theodore Roszac [eagle statue]
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The US government moved the embassy to a new location in 2018.
The building designed by Eero Saarinen is converted into a "world class" hotel based on a design by David Chippefield Architects.
 
 
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