A look inside the White House construction

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The renovations, which were approved during President Barack Obama's administration, will include an overhaul of the White House's heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system, as well upgrades to the building's IT system, mess hall, and outdoor spaces.

The Government Services Administration is overseeing the two-week project to update and fix the Oval Office and the working area of the White House.

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

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

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer showed his ID to a Uniformed Secret Service officer Friday.

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

Workmen installed new carpet in the West Wing.

Though news sources quoted Trump as calling the White House "a real dump", the president denied that he ever said such a thing, while his spokesman said that he likes where he lives but has remarked before that the West Wing is somewhat run down.

A worker reaches out of a window during renovation work at the White House in Washington on August 11, 2017. It is unclear if he will visit the White House on his quick trip.

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