KETCHIKAN - The federal building in Ketchikan will keep its distinct color.
Repainting has begun on the five-story structure built in 1938 and it will retain its hue, called "salmon" by some and pink by others.
The building is one of 2,300 federally owned structures on the National Register of Historic Places.
Officials from the General Services Administration conducted a meeting in April to gather public opinions on the color.
The historically appropriate color is cream.
The Ketchikan landmark was painted pink in the early 1990s and most people at the April meeting asked that it be retained.
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