Planning for the project began in early 2018, followed by approval in June 2019 by the Fine Arts Committee and the National Capital Planning Authority.
Melania Trump helped The beginning of the project October 2019. Built in partnership with the Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service. The new building was funded by private donations. The White House did not disclose the cost.
Earlier this year, as the coronavirus pandemic began to spread in the United States, the first lady tweeted pictures of her wearing a hard hat while reviewing blueprints for the ward.
Its critics harshly criticized it, with some describing the images as insensitive during the spread of the Coronavirus. she Push back in a follow-up tweet Encouraging “everyone who chooses to be passive and question my work at WhiteHouse to take the time and contribute something good and productive to their communities.”
In a written statement on Monday, the first lady thanked the “talented artisans” who worked on the project and the “generous supporters of the White House.”
“I hope this private space will serve as a place of entertainment and gathering for early families in the future,” she said.
Biden is set to be sworn in as the 46th president on January 20.
President Barack Obama, a passionate basketball player, turned the tennis court into a basketball court.
President Donald Trump has been a regular bystander at the annual US Open tennis tournament held in his hometown of New York, but he has not attended since taking office.
The completion of the tennis pavilion comes after the first lady’s redesign of the White House’s Rose Garden earlier this year.