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White House Gets a Face-Lift While Trump's Out of Town

White House Gets a Face-Lift While Trump's Out of Town

The main goal of this summer's work is to update the creaking heating and air conditioning system, which is 27 years old.

Trump had been set to arrive in New York City Sunday to hold "internal meetings" at Trump Tower for two days.

Mr Trump has decamped to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for a "working vacation".

A number of West Wing workers have been moved to temporary workspaces in the Eisenhower Building.

The White House is being renovated while Trump is away, and the Oval Office is being refurbished.

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

Storage containers lined the driveway.

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.

A major refurbishment is under way in the White House, ordered by US President Donald Trump while he takes an extended holiday.

Outgoing Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave reporters a tour of the White House on Friday, showing some of the around-the-clock fix work.

Carpet is unloaded off a truck at the West Wing.

New granite curb is installed on the ground of the White House in front of the West Wing.