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08/11/2017 05:37 pm ET

Photos Give Us A Peek Inside The White House During Massive Renovation

Doesn't look like much of a dump to us.
Construction cranes work to repair the South Portico steps.
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Construction cranes work to repair the South Portico steps.

As President Donald Trump is on a “working vacation” at his private golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, the White House is undergoing a massive $3.4 million renovation project. 

The improvements to the White House include a new air conditioning and heating system, replacing the current 27-year-old system that’s kept past presidents cool and comfortable in the summer heat. 

Photos also show the South Portico steps getting a much-needed overhaul, with workers replacing carpet as well.  

Take a look at more photos from the White House renovation project below.

  • The Oval Office sits empty and the walls are covered with plastic sheeting during renovation work.
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    The Oval Office sits empty and the walls are covered with plastic sheeting during renovation work.
  • A piece of furniture with an attached panic button sits in the Roosevelt Room during renovation work.
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    A piece of furniture with an attached panic button sits in the Roosevelt Room during renovation work.
  • A U.S. Secret Service agent looks into the Oval Office.
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    A U.S. Secret Service agent looks into the Oval Office.
  • Ladders are seen inside of a press office in the West Wing.
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    Ladders are seen inside of a press office in the West Wing.
  • Workers are seen painting inside a West Wing entrance.
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    Workers are seen painting inside a West Wing entrance.
  • The Roosevelt Room acts as a temporary storage space for tools and materials.
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    The Roosevelt Room acts as a temporary storage space for tools and materials.
  • Furniture and materials from the White House are stored in temporary containers outside the West Wing.
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    Furniture and materials from the White House are stored in temporary containers outside the West Wing.
  • Workers measure and cut new carpeting in the driveway outside the West Wing.
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    Workers measure and cut new carpeting in the driveway outside the West Wing.
  • Workers are seen on the lawn outside of the Brady Briefing Room.
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    Workers are seen on the lawn outside of the Brady Briefing Room.
  • National Park Service workers stand on the roof of the West Wing.
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    National Park Service workers stand on the roof of the West Wing.
  • A worker is seen on the roof of the White House.
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    A worker is seen on the roof of the White House.
  • Construction cranes work to repair the South Portico steps.
    Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
    Construction cranes work to repair the South Portico steps.

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