Tuesday, October 01, 2013 9:21 am
Navy awards $6.4M contract to repair shooting site
The Associated Press
The contract was awarded to Englewood, Colo.-based CH2M Hill Constructors Inc. on Monday to make immediate safety repairs, assess damage and develop alternative concept designs at the Naval Sea Systems Command's historic headquarters known as building 197.
The Navy says the 650,000-square-foot building with space for more than 3,000 workers suffered "extensive and widespread damage" on Sept. 16 when Aaron Alexis killed 12 people before being killed in a shootout with police.
The Navy says no decision has been reached on the building's final disposition, but the contract will allow the Navy to restore the building and give official options to consider.