How the new U.S. Consulate in Milan will be

Apr 07, 2022 944

The former Tiro a Segno area in Piazzale Accursio in Milan will see the construction of the new U.S. Consulate General. The works, inaugurated Wednesday morning, should be completed in 2025. To open the site with a symbolic blow of the spade there were several authorities: the chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Rome Thomas Smitham, the U.S. Consul General in Milan Robert Needham, the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala and the President of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana.

The project will be coordinated by the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) of the U.S. Department of State. Located on an area of more than 40,000 square meters, covering the historic area of Piazzale Accursio, the new U.S. Consulate General in Milan was designed by SHoP Architects of New York. Construction work was awarded to Caddell Construction Company, LLC.

The project has a budget of $351 million, with an estimated $65 million impact on the economy of Milan and Northern Italy. In addition to supporting the important diplomatic relationship between the United States and Italy, the new consulate will embody the mission of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO): to build secure, functional and resilient facilities that provide a solid platform for the U.S. diplomatic presence abroad. In addition, the new complex will demonstrate the U.S. government's commitment to environmental leadership through design, construction, and operational criteria that represent the best of U.S. architecture, engineering, and construction standards.

"The new consulate general represents an exciting chapter in our relationship with Milan and northern Italy. I hope the people of Milan are excited about it as well. We estimate that up to $65 million will be invested directly in the economy of Milan and northern Italy," noted U.S. Consul General in Milan Robert Needham.

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