President Obama talks with Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office
of Management and Budget in 2015 (White House - Pete Souza)
Before the creation of the Press Briefing Room and offices for journalists, the West Wing Lobby was the location that much news was passed to men from the press. The contemporary lobby is considerably smaller than the 1934 Roosevelt lobby. Its northern section has been walled off to create additional West Wing staff offices and the room has been converted into of a waiting room.
A small vestibule provides a formal entry to the space. And there are restrooms off the short corridor between the vestibule and the lobby proper.
President Obama makes a final plea with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in 2015 (White House - Pete Souza)
The West Wing Lobby in 2011 (White House - Pete Souza)
The West Wing Lobby, looking northeast in 2009 (Janet)
The West Wing Lobby, looking southwest, circa 2006