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GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

2001: Terrorists attack the United States on September 11. Once again the West Wing became a logistical center for the nation at war.

WHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

2002: The West Wing celebrated its 100th birthday on November 5.

2007: The Press Briefing Room in the West Wing dates to 1970. It was named for James S. Brady in 2000. Brady was the White House press secretary who was wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Beginning in 2006, the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room underwent a renovation to replace the air conditioning and electrical systems. In 2007, President Bush cut the ribbon to dedicate the improved space, which features interactive media screens, two backdrop sets, better sound balance, new TV production work stations, and cooler, more energy-efficient lighting.

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