CAMPECH – After years of problems, embassy spots are officially available in Campech.
For the past 76 years, embassies have been limited to a small, cramped office building in Downtown Campech. The building, formerly named Embassy Centre, was built in 1941 right after Terwen’s current government was formed, has 12 floors where countries were crammed in because of no available space for embassies in Campech. The building has been continually deteriorating structurally and has no offices available. There was so little space left in the building that some countries literally shared an office.
The need for a new embassy area became very apparent 5 months ago when a fire caused the top 2 floors of the building to become completely unusable. The fire started when one of the building’s servers overheated and exploded because of its lackluster cooling room. The fire proceeded to completely destroy the server room, and then cause the floor it was on, Floor 12, to have to be completely evacuated because of the damaged asbestos making the air toxic and lead pipes melting from the fire. The fire then went down to Floor 11 before it was finally put out. Even though no one died in the fire, it ruined a major database and several country’s embassies.
Campech Officials had already been negotiating with the neighborhood of Greenwich to replace the historic area of North Greenwich with a dedicated embassy area, but as has happened many times over in the past, the neighborhood refused as all the other neighborhoods of Campech had.
However, because of the Embassy Centre fire and questionable structural condition of it, the Prime Minister of Terwen issued an executive order demanding the construction of dedicated embassy areas in North Greenwich. People living in the houses that would have to be destroyed were given vouchers that allowed them to buy a house or condo in Campech for 75% off, or wait until a condo building built in the location of the old Embassy Centre Building was complete, in which they would be given the condo for free.
Construction on this embassy area started one month later with the destruction of many old houses in North Greenwich, even as protesters blocked the path of many construction vehicles. The construction carried on for 4 months until the embassy area was ready.
“I am very fortunate to see a true embassy area finally opening in Campech. Campech finally has a safe, spacious embassy area that will show Terwen’s importance and strength.” said Prime Minister Fredrick Montclair in a press conference today.
With embassies available, guidelines for embassy construction have been released. These embassies may take 1/4, 1/2, or one whole block depending on how substantial the relations between that country and Terwen are, and must be located in the spaces marked “Available Embassy Area.” Countries who build an embassy must send a PM to iBallasticwolf2 about it, but do not need permission to build an embassy as long as they follow the guidelines.
The old Embassy Centre Building will be demolished in 2 months after the countries using it have moved out. A new condominium tower 20 floors high will be built in the current location of Embassy Centre.