By Bonnie Klap, Editor in Chief.
On May 28 the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new US Embassy took place. The new Embassy will be built in Wassenaar and is expected to be completed in 2017. His Excellency Mr. Timothy M. Broas, Ambassador of the United States of America, impressed all attendees by welcoming his guests in fluent Dutch. Ambassador Broas also emphasized that – in his own words – ‘We have worked hard to preserve the character and beauty of the green zone in which we are located, to maintain the accessibility and mobility for all, and to minimize our carbon foorprint.” Honoring the very first US- Ambassador to The Netherlands, the US Embassy’s address will be John Adams Park 1. Afterwards the actual groundbreaking ceremony was performed by Ambassador Broas, Mayor Jan Hoekema of Wassenaar, Mr. Philip Barth, Project Director of the new US Embassy Compound and a representative of the construction company.