The Empty Oval Office: Watch scenes from the White House renovations

The White House is undergoing a major renovation, and President Donald Trump is spending a 17-day vacation in Bedminster, New Jersey. The government services administration is overseeing a massive project that started last week and will include new heating and air conditioning systems, fresh carpeting and repair to the south porch stairs on the south lawn, and the renovation of the Navy Mess kitchen, west wing. lower lobby and IT system. The photos below from Getty Images and Reuters show some of the work done.

– Adam Jeffery from CNBC contributed to this.

Construction cranes were used to repair the South Portico steps as part of a large renovation project at the White House.

Construction cranes are working to repair stairs in the south porch for a major restoration project at the White House on August 11, 2017 in Washington.

The Oval Office of the White House sits emptied of all furniture, carpet and other decor during renovations.

The Oval Office of the White House was emptied of all furniture, carpets, and other décor during a renovation at the White House in Washington on August 11, 2017.

Construction workers pull new rolls of carpet out of a truck to take them into the West Wing offices.  

Construction workers pull new carpet rolls from a truck to take them to the West Wing offices during a renovation at the White House in Washington, USA on August 11, 2017.

Workers cut new carpeting in the driveway outside the West Wing. 

Workers trimmed new carpet in the West Wing driveway during restoration work at the White House on August 11, 2017 in Washington.

Furniture and materials from the White House are stored in temporary containers outside the West Wing while the remodeling continues.

White House furniture and materials are stored in temporary containers outside the West Wing, while renovation work continues on August 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Construction workers lay carpet on a ramp from the West Wing offices to the White House colonnade.

Construction workers lay a carpet on the ramp leading from the West Wing offices to the White House colonnade.

A piece of furniture with an attached ‘PANIC’ button sits in the Roosevelt Room during renovation work.

A piece of furniture with an attached “PANIC” button is in Roosevelt’s room during restoration work at the White House on August 11, 2017 in Washington.

M&F Concrete workers install granite curbs in front of the West Wing.

M&F Concrete employees install a granite curb in the White House in front of the west wing.

Former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer, who is continuing to work at the White House until the end of the month, stands amid construction equipment outside the empty Oval Office.

Former White House press secretary and communications director Sean Spicer, who continues to work at the White House until the end of the month, checks e-mail as he stands amidst construction equipment in front of an empty Oval Office.

The Rose Garden is closed off during renovation work.

Areas in the rose garden are closed during restoration work at the White House on August 11, 2017 in Washington.