US ambassador John Rakolta Jr has inaugurated construction of the American pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Rakolta was joined at the event by State Department counsellor T. Ulrich Brechbühl, who said: “The Department of State is helping tell America’s story at what will be a World’s Fair for the ages.
“We are proud to fly America’s flag at the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, and we are confident that this pavilion will showcase the best of American liberty, innovation, and culture.”
In line with its theme, ‘What Moves You? The Spirit of Mobility’, the circular pavilion will feature slants fashioned to project the sensation of movement, giving the impression that the building itself is in motion.
Pavilion USA 2020 is being constructed by a public-private partnership between the US Department of State and a consortium of leading US private sector entities. Together, the project team will fund, design, build, operate, and decommission the structure.
“The US pavilion will showcase how freedom and liberty of thought have enabled success and innovation for American entrepreneurs and innovators,” Rakolta said at the event.
“We will share this message with the millions of visitors who will come to Dubai to attend Expo 2020, and we look forward to welcoming them to the pavilion.”