The Oval Office
is the official office of the President of the United States
, in the West Wing of the White House
. George Washington
specified the room's oval shape so during meetings, he could look into everyone's eyes. Originally, Washington wanted all the rooms in the White House oval but soon realized such a design was impractical, so just the Oval Office and the rooms directly above and below it are oval-shaped.
- White House Oval Office
- Long Axis: 35' 10" (10.9m)
- Short Axis: 29' (8.8m)
- Height: 18' 6" (5.6m)
- Line of Rise: 16' 7" (5.0m) the point at which the ceiling starts to arch.