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Oval Office

The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States. It is located in the West Wing of the White House Complex

Oval Office

The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States. It is located in the West Wing of the White House Complex.

The room features three large south-facing windows behind the president's desk, and a fireplace at the north end. It has four doors: the east door opens to the Rose Garden; the west door leads to a private study and dining room; the northwest door opens onto the main corridor of the West Wing; and the northeast door opens to the office of the president's secretary.

Presidents generally decorate the office to suit their personal taste, choosing new furniture, new drapery, and designing their own oval-shaped carpet to take up most of the floor. Artwork is selected from The Oval Office has become associated in Americans' minds with the presidency itself through memorable images, such as a young John F. Kennedy, Jr. peering through the front panel of his father's desk, President Richard Nixon speaking by telephone with the Apollo 11 astronauts during their moonwalk, and daughter Amy Carter bringing her Siamese cat Misty Malarky Ying Yang to brighten President Jimmy Carter's day. Several presidents have addressed the nation from the Oval Office on occasion. Examples include Kennedy presenting news of the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), Nixon announcing his resignation from office (1974),[1] Ronald Reagan following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (1986),[2] and George W. Bush in the wake of the September 11 attacks (2001)the White House's own collection, or borrowed from museums for the president's term in office. 

Trump may not be able to work in the Oval Office for over a year

President Obama is apparently refusing to renovate the Oval Office — and has instead decided to pass the buck to Donald Trump, who may be forced to work somewhere else for a quarter of his term as a result of the numerous security upgrades that will be going on inside the room.

“My understanding is that for the first year of his time in office, President Trump will not have the Oval Office,” former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove told Fox News on Wednesday.

“President Obama could have told the Secret Service, ‘I know you want to modernize the Oval Office with security enhancements — literally strip it down to the bare walls and build it back up so we’ve got bulletproof glass and so forth and so on, security arrangements in it, in my last year in office,’ but instead he said, ‘Why don’t you do that [with]

According to Rove, Trump may have to spend up to a quarter of his term working out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the presidential seat of power — which is where President Richard Nixon recorded some his infamous White House tapes.

“My understanding is, [Trump] will spend most of his first year using Richard Nixon’s old office in the Old Executive Office Building across Executive Drive and up the Navy steps,” Rove said.

The decision to not renovate the Oval Office may ultimately come as a surprise to some, since Obama chose to redecorate the room completely in 2010 — adorning it with big, cushy sofas and striped wallpaper.

“It [looked] much more comfortable and less intimidating,” Elle Decor editor-in-chief Michael Boodro said at the time.

In 2013, RealClearPolitics reported that a replica Oval Office was being constructed in the EEOB and was expected to be completed later that year, but the plans eventually were scrapped.

A “Deep Underground Command Center” under the West Wing — which was first proposed in 1963 — has been in the works since 2010 and some believe it may already have been completed.

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The White House Is About to Undergo a Renovation

The presidential mansion is about to undergo major renovations this month, from August 4 through 20. A White House spokesperson tells Town & Country that this is "a massive renovation" that is "more out of necessity than cosmetic."

The work, which will be carried out by the General Service Administration, includes:

Refurbishing cracked stairs leading into the White House from the South Lawn, which have not been restored in 64 years.

Performing exterior electricity upgrades, power-washing, and resurfacing an exterior door.

Upgrading the HVAC system, which is 27 years old and runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Fixing leaks in the lower press area of the West Wing.

Renovating the kitchen of the Navy Mess.

Painting and renovating to freshen up the colors and switching out curtains.

Removing temporary stairs by the press briefing room.

While renovations typically take place in August when presidents traditionally take vacations, this one "is definitely a much larger overhaul," the White House spokesman said. "Many of the existing systems are in dire need of repair and replacement, which is why this renovation is so crucial. The GSA teams will be working around the clock to complete these projects; they're preparing to have people here 24/7."

In addition, in a move that is not typical of regular annual renovations, West Wing staffers who are not planning to travel with the president during this time are being relocated to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

This work, the spokesman said, was approved under the Obama administration. They are known as the "West Wing Phase Two Renovations" because they follow an initial renovation that was completed in 2012.

While the White House has not officially announced the president's vacation plans and the spokesman declined to confirm them to Town & Country on Wednesday afternoon, a temporary flight restriction (TFR) recently posted online by the FAA shows that there will be VIP activity in the Bedminster region from August 3 to 20, and similar TFRs have coincided with Trump's visits to the club in the past.

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