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Garage Where Watergate Journalist Met 'Deep Throat' to Be Demolished

Building pivotal in Watergate scandal to be turned into condos, shops

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    Tom Sherwood, NBCWashington.com

    The Arlington, Virginia parking garage made famous by the Watergate scandal could become history itself.

    The Wilson Boulevard building where reporter Bob Woodward met his source called “Deep Throat” is set to be torn down, according to ArlNow.com.

    Builders plan to redevelop the Rosslyn office complex into a new mixed development of condos, shops and offices, the report reveals.

    It was only in 2005 that FBI official Mark Felt revealed he was “Deep Throat” and revealed the location of the garage. Felt died in 2008.

    Plaque Marks Deep Throat Parking Garage

    [DC] Plaque Marks Deep Throat Parking Garage
    An historic marker was placed at the Arlington parking garage where an FBI official (Deep Throat) met with a Washington Post reporter to exchange information in the Watergate scandal. (Published Thursday, Aug 18, 2011)

    Information revealed by Felt at the Arlington garage led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

    Arlington County put a historical marker at the garage two years ago.

    There’s no date set for the garage’s demolition.

    Arlington County must first review the redevelopment plan, according to ArlNow.com. That could take up to four years.