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Groundbreaking Ceremony in Photos

U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster, India’s Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia broke ground January 8, 2021 on a new Chancery building for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

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Weiss/Manfredi Architects Celebrate Ground breaking

Michael Manfredi, Marion Weiss, and Patrick Armacost of Weiss/Manfredi Architects, New York, offer virtual words of congratulations for the ground breaking ceremony on January 8, 2021.

Weiss Manfredi Groundbreaking Message, January 2021

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T’was the Night before Christmas

“On the night before Christmas, kids run up to bed
While visions of presents still dance in their heads
Their stockings are hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nick will soon visit there

They quietly listen for sounds on the roof
Of a ruby red sleigh or a small reindeer’s hoof.
The roof that was tattered is now shiny and grand
A perfectly good place for Santa to land

Each stone is perfectly straight and nailed down
Giving Santa a smile instead of a frown
He carefully nods at the work that’s been done
As he hoists out the presents to give everyone

The workers that placed them with care
Are proud of their work even though they’re not there
They know that this Christmas will be filled with fun
Because of the hard work that they all have done

So if you need a Embassy or some other work done
Just call us today, we’ll make the job fun
We’ll come in a jiffy, we’ll come in a hurry
We’re not far away, we’re in New Delhi

We do Consular remodels, new roofs and new floors
Chancery renovations and even new security doors
To and your family, we wish you good cheer
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

Jeff Grace,
Construction Manager
OBO Regional Project Office
New Delhi, India
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Scout Troop 60 Helps On-Site Tree Conservation Effort

Eight scouts from Troop 60 joined on-site crews to learn about tree conservation, relocation, and to earn service hours towards their rank advancement. Scouts learned about techniques to ensure maximum survivability of relocated trees including how to judge root size and protection of the tree in transit. Check out the photos of their hard work digging the new location for the tree as well as the final tree in place.

Established in 1965, Troop 60 is located in New Delhi, India. Troop 60 is a part of the Boy Scouts of America, under Far East Council, and is chartered by the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India.

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Smog Guns Arrive On-site!

Three “smog guns” have arrived on-site to help reduce airborne particles during demolition and excavation. Each smog gun can shoot 83 liters per minute into the air to help capture dust and smog particles and bring them to the ground for treatment!

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Tree Relocation Commences

Relocation of dozens of large trees began in earnest in late November as the project team mobilizes following a COVID-19 delay. Arborists assist in trimming the trees and making sure they have the greatest chance of survival in their new homes. Arborists also help to identify trees trees that are too old or have disease damage, limiting their likely transplant success. The majority of the transplanted trees will remain on-site, with a few trees finding new homes on other embassy-owned properties in the neighborhood. Trees are essential in mitigating poor air quality, and the project team is committed to preserving trees with the best chances of long term survival.