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U.S. dedicates new $164 million embassy in Suriname


This news story was published on October 5, 2016.
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Architect's rendering

Architect’s rendering

PARAMARIBO, SURINAME – As a symbol of its enduring relationship with Suriname, U.S diplomats alongside local officials dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo on October 5.

The multi-building complex, on an 8-acre site in the Morgenstond development, includes a chancery, support buildings, and facilities for the Embassy community. The new complex will provide embassy employees with a safe, secure, and sustainable workplace.

The $164 million project incorporates numerous features to conserve resources and reduce operating costs, including a rainwater harvesting system, a light-colored roof on the main office building to reduce cooling costs, and light-emitting diode (LED) site lights. The facility’s design targets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

ZGF Architects, LLP, of Portland, Oregon is the architect and BL Harbert International, LLC, of Birmingham, Alabama is the construction contractor.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, OBO has completed 133 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 53 projects in design or under construction.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

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9 Responses to U.S. dedicates new $164 million embassy in Suriname

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Old Hillary was over in Bengazi selling weapons to ISIS – these were weapons and arms that were stolen from Libya after we killed Kadafi -Embassy = homefront for conspriracy.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 7, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Terrorist attack ! = Obamacare raise in premiums.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Sometimes known as sureasshit ! What a bunch or liberal demorats will do to put us all in poverty.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 6, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Blowing smoke out of your ass again I see.

      Due to the increase of terrorist attacks against the US and embassy’s in the late 70’s and 80’s, the roots of increased spending on security for US Embassy’s began under Reagan, continued under Bush 1, Clinton , Bush 2 and now Obama.
      This was not a partisan issue.

      At least make attempt to research a subject before you continually make an ass of yourself.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Ever heard of throwing a $164 million down a toilet hole? Looks like a resort motel for fat cat politicans.,

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Where is Suriname??? I have never heard of it.