London's most fortified building opens its doors

The US Embassy by Kieran Timberlake

US Embassy and Bloomberg HQ among the buildings taking part in Open House

The US embassy is taking part in this year’s Open House weekend.

It will be the first time the public have been allowed inside the highly fortified $1bn moated building, which Kieran Timberlake designed on a brownfield site beside the river in Battersea.

The other big recent American completion in London - and one of six buildings vying for this year’s Stirling Prize - Fosters’ Bloomberg Headquarters, is also taking part for the first time.

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