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501 Pennsylvania Ave NW
20001 Washington,D.C.

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Embassy of Canada in the USA

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Canadian Embassy Change this

Washington,D.C.
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The new Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. was designed by British Columbia architect Arthur Erickson. This decision generated some controversy as Erickson was handpicked by his friend, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, but the building itself was much acclaimed. There is a domed roof that is supported by columns. If a person is standing in the center of the area under the dome, any noise they make is reflected and focused back. The magnified volume is only appreciated by the person in the centre. Persons at the perimeter do not experience the same effect.

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