OBO breaks ground for reimagined embassy campus in New Delhi

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) broke ground on the new Embassy New Delhi compound, Jan. 8. India’s Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (at podium), Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (center), and Ambassador Kenneth Juster (left) attended and spoke at the ceremony. The new embassy, designed by Weiss/Manfredi, builds upon the 28-acre site where the current chancery sits and reimagines the historic embassy campus to meet evolving diplomatic needs. Set for completion in 2027, an estimated $200 million will be invested in the local economy, and the project will employ nearly 800 Indian workers during its lifetime. 

Photo courtesy of Embassy New Delhi

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