October 7, 2013
The names of the places are sadly familiar: Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Nickel Mines, Penn. After mass shootings made each of those names synonymous with tragedy, officials demolished, closed or altered the buildings where the killings took place to soften painful associations, especially among survivors.
In the aftermath of last month’s massacre of 12 people at Washington Navy Yard Building 197, officials now must determine the fate of that five-story, red brick building.
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