The New Building 197 at the Navy Yard

After a tragedy that changed the Navy Yard forever, the Navy is rebuilding. Scott MacFarlane of the News4 I-Team reports.

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The exterior of Building 197. Green temporary fencing has been erected to limit access to Navy Yard Building 197 during renovations. Twelve people were fatally shot, and three were injured, in a mass shooting in the building on Sept. 16, 2013. (Photo: News4 I-Team)
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Navy Yard Building 197 will be renamed the “Joshua Humphreys” building when it reopens in Februrary. Humphreys is an 18th-century shipmaker who helped construct the U.S.S. Constitution. (Photo: News4 I-Team)
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Building 197 at the Navy Yard. (Photo: News4 I-Team)
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The building has been closed since the shooting. (Photo: News4 I-Team)
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The transformation of Navy Yard Building 197 is a $44 million project, scheduled for completion in February 2015. The commander of Naval Sea Systems command said the changes are “enough to give (the building) a different look and feel.” (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Renovations and rebuilding include new paint, carpeting and furniture. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Vice Admiral William HIllardes, commander of Naval Sea Systems command, said 400 counselors and religious leaders were deployed to help witnesses and colleagues of the victims of the shooting rampage in Navy Yard Building 197. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Vice Admiral William Hilarides, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, speaks to employees at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division - Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWCCD-SSES) Nov. 6 (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Crews will construct a remembrance area near the former main entrance of Navy Yard Building 197. The entrance is being transformed, in part, because it was the site of one of the deadly shootings, according to the commander of Naval Sea Systems command. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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The building’s cafeteria will also be renovated. A large group of employees were in the cafeteria for breakfast and heard the gunshots when the shootings began. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Belongings and desk items inside Navy Yard Building 197 were itemized and sent to employees now deployed at a temporary office space, at a former Coast Guard facility in southwest D.C. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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A new, main entrance is being constructed near a former emergency exit of Building 197, along a backside of the building. (Photo: News4 I-Team)
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Naval Sea Systems Command has relocated its work to a temporary office space, housed inside a former US Coast Guard facility, near Fort McNair in southwest Washington, D.C. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Inside Building 197 (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Inside Building 197 (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Inside Building 197 (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Inside Building 197 (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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Inside Building 197 (Photo: U.S. Navy)
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The exterior of Building 197 (Photo: News4 I-Team)
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The exterior of Building 197 (Photo: News4 I-Team)
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The exterior of Building 197 (Photo: News4 I-Team)
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