Elevation sports are a big draw at the inauguration, as President Donald Trump and his family enjoy the sights, sounds and people in the area.
But what about the people who live above the park?
What about the families and pets who live in the vicinity?
And how safe are they when it comes to elevators?
The answers are complicated.
As of Friday morning, there were no elevators in the White Houses vicinity.
The president himself has not yet made an official visit to the park, but his son Eric has made several trips, most recently to visit his parents in Washington.
His son is now scheduled to return to New York on Sunday, after spending the weekend at Camp David.
There are also a number of people who have a legitimate concern that elevators will not be accessible to them.
At the height of the storm in November, a New York Times reporter and her photographer had to climb to the top of the Whitehouse’s North Tower to get a view of the presidential motorcade.
And the same reporter reported that there was no elevator at the Trump International Hotel on Friday.
But for the most part, elevators are safe, even for those who live near the WhiteHouse.
At least according to the White houses elevator operator.
“We have been monitoring the situation around us for the last few days and are confident that the elevator systems are safe,” said Mike Mancuso, president and CEO of Elevator Systems, a Denver-based company that manages the Whitehouses elevators.
“I am not aware of any issues, but certainly we are monitoring that situation.”
In addition to the Trump motorcade, the White house also has a number nearby buildings that are accessible by elevator.
Those include the Capitol Rotunda and the Lincoln Memorial, both of which have elevators, and the Capitol, which has a pool.
In the Oval Office, there is also an elevator, which can be accessed from the third floor of the West Wing, and another located directly below the White Hall door that can be used by guests who need access to the West side of the building.
The elevator operator at the Lincoln Hall elevator, who asked not to be named, said that the facility is currently in a “temporary closure” that has not affected any of the elevator access points.
“It is still possible for our elevators to reach our customers,” he said.
The Trump family’s first visit to an area like the White Senate building took place in December.
While the president’s security detail was allowed in and out of the complex, the public was kept well out of sight from the event.
It’s unclear if there were elevators installed at the time.
But even at that time, there was not enough space on the grounds for the president and his aides to enter and leave the building without causing problems.
“There are elevators that are in place,” Mancaso said.
“We are not aware that there are any elevators on the ground.”
But he said that he believes the situation has improved since then.
“I am really optimistic,” he added.
“The elevators do not need to be shut down.
They are in excellent shape.
We are very fortunate that we have a very large pool.
It has a very good temperature, which is about 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
I am confident that they will function as they should.”
As the president prepares to enter the building for his first address to a joint session of Congress, there are plenty of people at the hotel and at the Capitol who are ready to welcome him.
But for those on the streets below the building, elevations are likely to remain a problem.
“The White House is one of the safest places in the world,” Maccuso said, “and our employees are extremely safe.
There are elevations in place for our people.
But I would say we are pretty confident that there will be elevators around the White Tower, too.”