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Navy Yard Building 197 will get new visitors entrance, remembrance area during renovation

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WASHINGTON -

It has been exactly three months since the massacre at the Navy Yard. Now we have definitive word on what the military plans to do with the ill-fated Building 197.

IT contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 people inside the building before he was killed by police. Now Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has decided it will remain the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command.

The Navy has accepted a composite of three proposals developed by CH2M Hill Constructors Inc. of Englewood, Colo.

Lieutenant Commander Rebecca Rebarich says the renovation will include a new visitors entrance, a remembrance area, new cafeteria, and two atriums will be enclosed with glass.

The military worked with the District of Columbia Historical Preservation Office because Building 197 is a historical landmark. It was built in the 1930s and was once a gun assembly shop and center of the Navy's ordnance research and production.

Building 197 employees have been relocated to temporary facilities at Buzzard Point.

Rebarich says they are embedded with a team of medical professionals and chaplains to help those dealing with emotional scars from the shooting.

They have told that anyone who feels uncomfortable moving back to the building when renovations are completed in early 2015 can work elsewhere on Navy property.


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