See how renovations at the White House are progressing

The White House like you've never seen

The White House like you've never seen

Trump is now on vacation in Bedminster, New Jersey because the West Wing is being renovated, that gives us a rare chance to see a completely stripped down Oval Office, courtesy of our friend, Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason.

Despite criticism for taking a vacation, White House staff insist that this renovation was "dire".

Workers are putting the West Wing and other parts of the White House through around-the-clock renovations while the president is away.

The tour included a stop in the Oval Office, its wall covered in plastic and the traditional carpet removed, exposing tricolor parquet floors.

White House officials, including outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer, gave reporters a brief tour of the West Wing as contractors worked to revamp the West Wing before Trump returns later this month.

White House renovation
Construction crews are busy at the White House as they work on renovating the West Wing

The renovations are estimated to take about two weeks and cost $3.4 million it "includes replacing the air-conditioning and heating system and installing new cables and wires, fresh paint and new carpets".

Trump says he is on a "work vacation" while the White House undergoes repairs.

The White House improvements were approved during the Obama administration after an initial round of renovations were completed.

A sign in the Palm Room of the White House in Washington alerted visitors as the West Wing is undergoing renovations. Walls that once held photos were bare as moving pods were stationed on West Executive Drive between the West Wing and Eisenhower Executive Office Building. He will return to NY that evening, this official said.

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