Fast forward to 2007, and the headlines
are focused on the new American embassy in Baghdad
, the biggest, most fortified, and most expensive embassy in the world (see the construction photo above). It will also have ó most likelyĖ the best setback.
The embassy is designed by the architectural firm Berger Devine Yaeger
, whose other projects include ambitious mini-communities like Schlitterbahn Vacation Village
and the First Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas
(the "master plan includes a sports pavilion, multi-purpose building, an auditorium, an education building, a Christian Arts & Media Center, a prayer garden with a small chapel, campgrounds, playgrounds and numerous recreational facilities.")