President Bloomberg’s White House

Weird article on how Michael Bloomberg might alter the West Wing… if he wanted to make it like his current offices…. if he were to become president… if he were to run….

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19 thoughts on “President Bloomberg’s White House

  1. Don’t worry. Clinton wanted to do something similar in 1993 – knock down walls in the WW, create a more “open” workspace – but history prevailed.

  2. Great July 7 photos. Notice the new security glass panels added to the interior side of Hoban’s windows, especially visible in the State Dining Room and East Room photos. I guess it had to eventually happen in these anxious days.

  3. I’m sorry, but what are you talking about mb.? I don’t have July 7 photos on my screen, where are they?

  4. Dennis, go to “What’s New” July 7 (this site) and click on the link under the photo of the lady in the pink evening gown. This opens a photo collection of a White House dinner. Good pictures of the White House at “work”.

  5. Id say its about time. The west wing is rea.ly in need of a comploete renovation.

    Architects should watch old episodes of “West Wing” and take notes.

  6. I don’t want the OO to be decorated as in the “West Wing” w/Martin Sheen…with that horrible valence running along the top with three sets of tied-back draperies….not good at all!

  7. Well yea, maybe not the oval office, but the rest of the building could really use that bartlet touch.

    That way the West Wing will look more presidential, and less like the old house on main street that my lawyer works out of.

  8. I really like the WW of the TV show the West Wing. I prefer the look of the old lobby which was much larger before they cut it in half to make room for more offices in real life.

    But I prefer the look of the outer offices of the real WW compared to the TV show. And so when you look at what’s left there’s not a great deal of room to have an open bullpen environment. Derek hssn’t posted them but I have some photos (not the best quality) of the National Security Advisors office and photos of the Press Secretary staff/bullpen areas and I think they look much better in reality.

  9. Unrelated to this topic, Derek it may be cool to let everybody know that around 8:00am(est I believe) people may want to try to tune in to CNN or something like that to see George and Laura host the unveiling ceremony.

    Maybe it will be live on the White House site?

  10. Okay, now I see the photos. I wonder what the occasion was. Ted Kennedy was there, along with other Democrats.

    Question: How can the White House Museum website wrangle and invitation to the White House? Considering the fact that we know more about it than most folks, it hardly seems fair that we are not being recognized and invited in.

    Who could work on this?

  11. Okay, now I see the photos. I wonder what the occasion was. Ted Kennedy was there, along with other Democrats.

    Question: How can the White House Museum website wrangle and invitation to the White House? Considering the fact that we know more about it than most folks, it hardly seems fair that we are not being recognized and invited in.

    Who could work on this?

  12. To Chris’ point – he’s right on. The lobby depicted in the The West Wing was modeled after Kennedy’s lobby. I was in the West Wing recently, and it is very small by comparison. But they have more office space. Which is more important? It’ a thoroughfare really, and no one sits around in there too long. Except the receptonist and the Secret Service guy.

  13. Derek is already aware of this, I’m a Canadian. Getting an invitation for WHM members to come to the WH would be exciting, I just suspect they’d not allow foreigners. {crying on my pillow}

  14. Well they could easily solve the space problem by expanding the WW to the north. MAke the north wall even with the colonade and you easily got yourself atleast a 15 foot extnesion to the building.

  15. Well they could easily solve the space problem by expanding the WW to the north. MAke the north wall even with the colonade and you easily got yourself atleast a 15 foot extnesion to the building.

  16. I’d rather they overflow into the OEOB. That’s what it’s been used for anyways. I like the “square” the way it is.

  17. I’d rather they overflow into the OEOB. That’s what it’s been used for anyways. I like the “square” the way it is.

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