The US has announced that it has completed substantial construction of the Expo 2020 Dubai country pavilion in partnership with its global design and production partner Thinkwell Group, reported state news agency Wam.
The US Mission to the UAE today (November 18) announced the completion of substantial construction of the US Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Working with global design and production partner Thinkwell Group, the US Pavilion will present a unique experience for visitors, celebrating American values and culture with the theme, "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Future."
Guests will learn how innovation and creativity thrive in an environment powered by American freedoms.
US Ambassador to the UAE and Commissioner General of the US Pavilion, John Rakolta Jr., and Counselor of the US Department of State T. Ulrich Brechbühl presided over the pavilion handover ceremony.
"The UAE is one of the best partners of the US. This partnership is distinguished by diversity and comprehensiveness, as it includes various fields from security and defense to culture, business, investment and trade," Rakolta told Wam.
The completion of construction is an important milestone, underscoring the commitment of the US to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai – the next World’s Fair, he stated.
A major exhibition installation will occur in early 2021, and final finishing will take place over the summer, so that the US Pavilion will be ready to open on Expo 2020’s opening day, October 1 next year, said Rakolta.
"Our state-of-the-art exhibition will recognise how US leadership in the space sector is charging forward to make space accessible to all. The US Pavilion is proud to feature the tallest item on Expo 2020 grounds of any country pavilion: a one-to-one scale replica of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket," he noted.
"At 14 stories tall, Falcon 9 is the first orbital class rocket capable of re-flight. Falcon 9 is the most-flown operational rocket in the US, overtaking expendable rockets that launched for decades," he added.