The White House Situation Room — famously known as the place where then-President Obama and his close aid watched the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden— has been renovated.
The changes to the historic place include digging five feet below ground to make modern technological and other changes.
The project, which finished in August, took a year to complete.
The particular room where the President and his aides watched the Osama bin Laden raid was dismantled during the renovation and is being stored for use at Obama’s presidential library.
After the renovation, the space now provides round-the-clock surveillance from a low-lit room where representatives from intelligence, all US military branches and other agencies work 12-hour shifts watching feeds of intelligence, social media updates and video.
A phone booth that President Joe Biden and others had used while in the Situation Room was also removed and is being stored for Biden’s future presidential library.
The main feature of the upgraded space is a large conference room with leather-bound seating for 14 and video screens on the walls.
President Biden used the new conference room for the first time on Tuesday when he received an intelligence briefing. He and Vice President Kamala Harris enter through a special VIP entry door.
The official seal for the president, vice president and National Security Council is placed on the wall to designate the most senior official in the room at the time.