The West Wing

From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Definition [?]
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.

The West Wing is that part of the United States's Presidential mansion that houses the offices of the President and his or her staff. The wing is two storeys tall, and houses the Oval office, the President's office, as well as offices for the National Security Advisor, an office for the Vice President, Press secretary, their subordinates, and a Secret Service security detail.

The fairly small Presidential briefing room replaces a swimming pool built for Franklin D. Roosevelt, a President stricken by polio.

The West Wing is linked to The central part of The White House by a long covered hallway. A similar sized outbuilding, The East Wing, is linked by a similar covered hallway on the opposite side of The White House. Clever landscaping hides these hallways from visiting tourists.

A popular television drama, about a fictional President, was entitled The West Wing