Apart from the US embassy in Dublin, there are no other esteemed addresses, nor any admirable building. Balls Bridge..
On its first day, 5,000 alone came to appreciate the construction of the future, which, unlike many of the monsters built in Dublin in the 1960s, has worn its years well. Its circular shape, designed by Harvard Professor John M. Johansson and Irish architect. Michael Scott, Was a tribute to the ancients. Celtic Monuments, especially New Grange, Round Stone Castle and Martillo Towers.
Its design also evokes the original star and striped flag, with 13 stars representing 13 states in a circular motion.
When the embassy opened, it was America’s real enemy Soviet Union, Engaged in an arms race with nuclear weapons and a large army. Embassies were not considered a target, although two of its five floors are underground, referring to the nuclear age and the Cold War.
Now America’s enemies use secret means and the building is one of the best fortifications. Ireland. Where once there was open access from the street, the embassy is now protected by high, blast-proof walls and security cameras.
The time to visit the public is usually for the life-changing process of obtaining a visa to live or work. United States. It still has to be done in person and at the embassy.
On Friday, the embassy will be part of the Open House Dublin (OHD) for the first time and the public will be able to register in advance to visit.
Run by Irish Architecture FoundationThe Open House this weekend allows access to the interior of some of the city’s most prestigious buildings that are not normally open to the public.
The embassy has hosted three US presidents. Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton And Barack Obama. Fourth , John F. Kennedy, Was the champion of the building which was initially condemned. Congress For example, a “pile of flap jack with butter on it” cost IR 50 750,000 (14 million) and had to send precast concrete blocks from there. Netherlands On gravel
Sadly, President Kennedy never lived to see the embassy destroyed in his ancestral homeland.
It is best known for the incident with President Obama in 2011 when President Limo, also known as The Best, was trapped on a security ramp outside the embassy compound.
Inside the embassy is a three-story atrium called Rotunda, which reaches to the roof and resembles an opera house with balconies open to the floor area where receptions and staff gatherings take place. Somewhat contrasting, an old-fashioned phone box was green in the corner.
The building is well-liked by staff, but has unfortunately exceeded the embassy’s need for more space.
The embassy has the option to purchase a site where the old Jury Hotel is located across the street. “We hope they will be able to buy land in the next 18 months,” he said. Christopher Worst, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, running the embassy until the new ambassador. Claire Cronin Either before the end of the year or early next year.
Mr Worst emphasized that the embassy could take several years to relocate due to design, planning and construction shortcomings. “We’ll be here for a while,” he said.
What will happen to the building when the embassy is empty? “It’s a historic piece of architecture. It’s hard to imagine. It’s a multi-billion dollar question that we don’t know the answer to.”