The placement of the Ark in the Most Holy Place of Solomon's Temple is described in 1 Kings 8 (also 2 Chronicles 5) and makes reference to the poles which had been used to carry it:
For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above. And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day. (1 Kings 8:7-8 KJV)
This seems to say the poles were removed and stored in such a way the ends could be seen from the Holy Place. Presumably, "before the oracle" means one pole was placed on on the floor on either side of the Ark and the end of each pole could be seen from the Holy Place. However, the poles were not to be removed:
And you shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark by them. The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. (Exodus 25:14-15 ESV)
The NET translation understands the poles were not removed but were so long1 the ends protruded into the Holy Place:
The cherubs’ wings extended over the place where the ark sat; the cherubs overshadowed the ark and its poles. The poles were so long their ends were visible from the holy place in front of the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen from beyond that point. They have remained there to this very day. (1 Kings 8:7-8 NET)
The Tanakh translation seems to agree with the NET without stating why:
for the cherubim had their wings spread out over the place of the Ark, so that the cherubim shielded the Ark and it poles from above. The poles projected so that the ends of the poles were visible in the sanctuary in front of the Shrine, but they could not be seen outside, and there they remain to this day. (1 Kings 8:7-8 JPS 2004)
1 Kings 8:7 כִּי הַכְּרוּבִים פֹּרְשִׂים כְּנָפַיִם אֶל־מְקֹום הָֽאָרֹון וַיָּסֹכּוּ הַכְּרֻבִים עַל־הָאָרֹון וְעַל־בַּדָּיו מִלְמָֽעְלָה׃
1 Kings 8:8 וַֽיַּאֲרִכוּ הַבַּדִּים וַיֵּרָאוּ רָאשֵׁי הַבַּדִּים מִן־הַקֹּדֶשׁ עַל־פְּנֵי הַדְּבִיר וְלֹא יֵרָאוּ הַחוּצָה וַיִּהְיוּ שָׁם עַד הַיֹּום הַזֶּֽה׃
All agree the poles could be seen from the Holy Place; yet there is disagreement as to why. Which is the better understanding of what is written? If it follows the King James, does "drew out" mean removed or drawn out just enough so the ends were visible from the Holy Place?
1. This could also result if the Ark was positioned so close to the curtain the ends protruded.