US Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Consulate General in Milan

The United States’ Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), The US Mission in Italy, and other US officials in Italy celebrated the groundbreaking of the new US Consulate General located in Milan, today April 6.

The newly revealed U.S. Consulate General campus will include the restored Liberty Building, Liberty Plaza, and Parade Ground which will serve as a modern public meeting space and entryway for tourists and personnel alike.

The approximately 10-acre facility, which will be managed by the OBO will also provide a platform for US diplomacy in Milan and throughout northern Italy and has an estimated cost of $65 million which will be invested directly in the local economy, providing employment for at least 450 people.

The US government employed SHoP Architects of New York for the facility’s designs, and the construction will be provided by the Caddell Construction Company which is located in Montgomery, Alabama.

In a statement from the US State Department, the facility was described as “A true 21st-century center for practicing American diplomacy,” and that “The new Consulate General campus is an expression of globally influenced design that celebrates and advances local tradition. It will serve as an enduring testament to cross-cultural collaboration—not only between two countries but also to honor all of the places where exceptional individuals met throughout history and will continue to meet into the future.”

The entirety of the new Consulate General is set to be completed in 2025. 

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