The Ground Floor of Council HQ is open to visitors, although people are checked before they enter. It being the Ground floor offers the convenience of drive up entry for the more prominent Council members to avoid the prying eyes of the paparazzo. Upwards and beyond the areas remain guarded rather heavily. To use the escalators or elevators a key-card with the most current access code is required.
Mason waited for Alexa at the ground floor entrance, he figured she would be uncomfortable with the suit he had sent her. It was still a prototype but it was guaranteed to work, not seeing her instantly he began to hope she was on time and he didn't recognize her.