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United States Embassy, Ottawa
Embassy of the United States of America in Ottawa (French: Embassade des États-Unis au Canada) is the US Embassy in Canada. Cass Gilbert drafted the Beaux-Arts architecture in 1932 for the US Embassy (at that point the full ambassadorial post at the United States Embassy in Great Britain), and from 1943 as the full embassy.
However, the older edifice, a three-storey Indiana lime stone from 1930-1931, turned out to be too small and the embassy staff were distributed among eight other edifices in Ottawa. It was a long and hard journey to a new message, with efforts to get a new texture from the 1960' onwards.
Identifying a suitable location and being accepted by both government agencies turned out to be a challenge; a suggestion to construct the embassy in Rockcliffe Park, near the Canada Aviation Museum, was rejected by local residents who were concerned about safety hazards and traffic jams. This new embassy is situated on a former small mound and car park on the west side of Byward Market.
The Major's Hill Park and the Federal Quarter are located just outside the embassy. While the National Gallery of Canada is in the northwestern part of the embassy, the Peacekeeping Monument is in the northern part. The Byward Market is located eastwards of the embassy and York Street is a stairway southbound.
It was bemoaned by locals and residents that the building cast a shadow over the historical square, suggesting that it was like a warship, or that they were concerned about the threat that possible acts of terrorism would pose to them. This was exacerbated after the September 11 bombings, when a number of streets around the embassy were closed down, overloading transport and damaging Business.
After the 1998 African embassy bombing, serious thought was given to completing the new US embassy, especially given the large amount of jar on one side of the new office facing a highways. Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.