Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Malcolm's modest proposal:

It seems the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square is up for offers. Channel 4 News speculate that the owners may be looking for a site which is accessible, defensible, out-of-town and (presumably) prestigious.

Malcolm knows of just such a property:
Consider the advantages:
  • commanding position;
  • no bomb-damage in living memory;
  • only one previous owner;
  • easy access to city centre and two airports;
  • well-maintained with minimal recent use;
  • a bloody-sight better-looking than that concrete monstrosity in Ballsbridge, D4 (why not double up?);
  • the original plans (doubtless still available) include a dome and are "reminiscent of the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC."
The prospective new tenants (who have yet to enter into full occupation) could easily be rehoused in the projected "Titanic Quarter", a.k.a. Ceantar an Titanic. There, at least they could sink or swim, hit the rocks, feel the chill hand of destiny on their shoulders, suffer an icy fate or whatever in appropriate fashion. Sphere: Related Content

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