The building of the Embassy of the United States in Uruguay, designed by famous architect Ieoh Ming Pei, will be renovated to meet the new standards for diplomatic missions.
Inaugurated in November 1969, the work became an icon of the rambla in Montevideo and the Palermo neighborhood. Its wide sidewalks and the park facing the rambla are gathering and recreation spaces for the families in the area and their pets.
With its 50th anniversary coming up, the building needs to upgrade its services and technical infrastructure to meet the new technological requirements and standards of the 21st century that the Department of State is requiring of all embassies around the world.
Starting January 22, 2018, the interior space of the diplomatic mission will be renovated and redesigned, while the exterior will be left intact.
The work involves over 350 Uruguayan workers and specialized technicians who will be supervised by Perini Management Services, the U.S. Firm in charge of the project.
During this period, the Consular Section will be accessed via 1776 Lauro Müller St., and occasional disruptions to circulation in the areas surrounding the building are expected. We kindly ask everyone who needs to visit the embassy or circulate in the area to take the necessary precautions to avoid any inconveniences.
The U.S. Embassy has an e-mail address available for questions, comments, and suggestions during the project: MVDreformaembajada@state.gov
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