This is the local (in-district) office of the politician posing as my congressional representative.
Actually the office is behind the thick (bullet and blast proof) plexiglass shield and the reinforced high-security-locked door, which together ensure that neither my district's member of the U.S. House of Reprehensibles (formerly known as the "peoples' house") nor any member of the local reprehensible's staff ever risks interacting face-to-face with any ordinary constituent.
This is what the "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" has become at the hands of the corrupt sluggish swine now running it.
They fear the people . . . and they should. So they wall the people out.
Incidentally, at the left end of the counter is a high security box that can be spun around to move papers and other items to and from the inner sanctum and the public waiting room.
Betcha lobbyists, corporate and union bosses, and bearers of big campaign contributions are allowed into the inner sanctum through the security barriers that keep ordinary citizens out . . . and out of, and without any influence or say about our governance. Such influence and say is reserved for the elite special interest people allowed through the wall, and that explains our government today.
P.S. The above is a view of the waiting room. To even get that far one first has to pass through a courtyard replete with armed security guards, some in uniforms and others in plain clothes, and then through an interior security checkpoint that involves an airport-like metal detector with one's photo ID being withheld and even key rings being closely scrutinized.