The new US Embassy campus in Awkar is starting to take shape, as seen from the latest photos shared on the embassy’s FB page following a visit by US Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy C. Shea. The massive new campus is being built over an area of 174,000 square meters and is expected to be completed in 2023 but I’m sure the pandemic has pushed its completion by a year or two.

Size-wise, a 43-acre embassy in Beirut would make it the second largest in the world behind Baghdad.