Federal Drive Podcast with Tom Temin – In the latest installment in a 20 year rebuilding project, the State Department is about to embark on a new embassy in New Delhi, India. More than a building, it will result in an entirely new approach in one of the most diplomatically crucial cities. Joining the Federal Drive with details, the State Department’s managing director for program development, Angel Dizon.
An expansive, multi-phase restoration and modernization project at the Embassy of the United States in New Delhi, India, is now officially underway after a formal groundbreaking ceremony. With a master plan developed by WEISS/MANFREDI, the much-anticipated redesign—first unveiled last February—seeks to both preserve and breathe new life into the Edward Durell Stone-designed embassy compound in New Delhi’s Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave.
Groundbreaking ceremony for new Chancery building for the US Embassy held in Delhi on January 08. US Envoy to India Kenneth Juster, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia were also present at the event.
Speaking at the event, Hardeep Singh Puri lauded Juster’s contribution to strengthening India-US relations, saying ties were “stronger, more enduring and with greater potential now” as compared to when the envoy had come to India.
Multidisciplinary design practice Weiss/Manfredi has broken ground on the reimagined U.S. Embassy campus in New Delhi, India. Designed to support the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, the campus design includes a new chancery building for the embassy. The project includes restoring Edward Durell Stone’s early modernist Chancery Building and remaking the 28-acre compound into a resilient campus.