Caddell’s Senior Vice President of International, Rod Ceasar, was among the special guests who manned a ceremonial shovel for the ground breaking ceremony for the new $943 million U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Caddell’s $518 million construction contract is among the largest for new State Department diplomatic facilities and demonstrates the importance of the U.S/Mexico relationship. U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, underscored the importance of the bilateral relationship in her formal speech at the groundbreaking event: “Mexico is one of the United States’ closest and most valued partners. We are neighbors with a deep history and a shared future. Today we celebrate the start of a building that will stand as a testament to both– celebrating our friendship and empowering our diplomacy in the years ahead.”
The multi-building complex is being constructed on an 8.5-acre site in the upscale Polanco District of Mexico City, Mexico, very near the headquarters of Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim. The construction contract was awarded in September 2017 and completion of the project is anticipated in 2022.