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Washington - Renovations Underway At The White House

Published on: August 11, 2017 06:30 PM
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A Secret Service agent checks on the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, as the West Wing of the White House in Washington is undergoing renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)A Secret Service agent checks on the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, as the West Wing of the White House in Washington is undergoing renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Washington - The White House is undergoing a major face-lift while President Donald Trump is out of town.

The Oval Office and other working quarters of the West Wing have been cleared of furniture while crews work on upgrades, including to the heating and air conditioning system. Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said the system is 27 years old.

Workers also are fixing leaks, repairing the South Portico steps, renovating the Navy mess kitchen and West Wing lower lobby, and updating the IT system.

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West Wing staffers who aren’t with Trump at his New Jersey golf course have been temporarily relocated to an office building next to the White House.

Workmen prepare new carpeting for the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, as it undergoes renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Workmen prepare new carpeting for the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, as it undergoes renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A sign in the Palm Room of the White House in Washington alerts visitors as the West Wing is undergoing renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)A sign in the Palm Room of the White House in Washington alerts visitors as the West Wing is undergoing renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The hardwood floor of the Oval Office is resurfaced as the West Wing of the White House in Washington undergoes renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The hardwood floor of the Oval Office is resurfaced as the West Wing of the White House in Washington undergoes renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Storage containers line the driveway as the West Wing of the White House in Washington goes through renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Storage containers line the driveway as the West Wing of the White House in Washington goes through renovations while President Donald Trump is spending time at his golf resort in New Jersey, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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 Aug 12, 2017 at 12:13 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

A great article. I appreciate the photos.

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 Aug 12, 2017 at 09:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Make it look gaudy a la Trump

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 Aug 12, 2017 at 10:53 PM DJT Says:

I want slot machines at the entrance. Anyone coming in needs to pass a few rows of slot machines to warm them up before they can get ANWYHERE. Roulette all the way in the back. And we need a stage. Huuuge. Something that can handle a Circ DeSoleil. And would you start hiring some PRETTY girls? I'm going to make this place a world-class venue, so it has to have knock-out gorgeous hot chicks.

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 Aug 13, 2017 at 04:49 AM typer Says:

DJT clamed he would not remove the bust of Martin Luther King - guess he did after all... ;-)

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 Aug 13, 2017 at 10:04 AM Anonymous Says:

Isn't it very odd, that only days after Trump called the White House a "dump", extensive renovations are taking place? I know that the White House in the past has experienced termite problems, and it has special termite traps located around the periphery of the property.

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