As the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. by its very nature is a city focused on rules and regulations, and buildings are no exception. Just as there are restrictions to ensure that the Washington Monument remains the tallest structure in the District, there also are ordinances in place to make sure no building along the National Mall is illuminated in a way that distracts from the popular tourist spots, including the Capitol, monuments, and memorials. In "Bathed In the Right Light," a Washington Post article for August 26, 2007, authored by culture critic Philip Kennicott, the behind-the-scenes process of how lighting has evolved on the Mall and the challenges involved in how best to light these iconic buildings and monuments is discussed. To read the complete Washington Post article, go to