Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
While GSA has overall administrative and operational responsibility for the Bison Bistro (our full-service cafeteria), the 4th Floor Snack Bar and the vending machines throughout the complex, the OFAS Support Services Division is responsible for serving as the liaison with GSA, Sodexo, the DC Government and Randolph Sheppard provideres for these services. Additionally Support Services is responsible for engaging the OFAS Building Operations organization for equipment maintenance as well as the cleanliness and general comfort (e.g., heating, air conditioning, lighting) of the areas. Please see the contact information below if you require assistance.
The Bison Bistro, opened in the summer of 2010, has a website in which you can view the weekly menu, access newsletters and provide feedback. The website is: https://usdoicatering.caterrax.com.
The Snack Bar is located on the 4th floor of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. It is operated under the auspices of a Randolph-Sheppard Act contract issued and administered by GSA. The snack bar offers a variety of choices including a sandwich bar, breakfast foods, snacks, prepackaged foods, and beverages.
There are vending machines located in mulitple locations of the MIB and SIB offering a variety of healthy food, snack and drink options. The locations are:
South Interior Building
Basement level in the break area (beverages & snacks)
Main Interior Building
7th floor: freight elevator lobby near 7400 corridor (beverages & snacks)
4th floor: freight elevator lobby near 4300 corridor (juices & snacks)
3rd floor: freight elevator lobby near 3400 corridor (beverages)
1st floor: alcove near 1600 corridor (beverages)
Basement: Main corridor outside of IDRA fitness center (beverages)
Basement: B200 in lobby area leading to employee courtyard (beverages & snacks)
If you need assistance related to these services, you may contact the OFAS service desk on (202) 208-2222, or one of the individuals below: