Developer to Demolish Watergate Parking Garage

Submits plans to raze 'Deep Throat' meeting site that undid a presidency

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 27, 2013 4:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – A little bit of American history looks to be destined for the rubble heap. A developer in Rosslyn, Virginia, has submitted plans to tear down the parking garage where "Deep Throat"—aka FBI agent Mark Felt—told his secrets to Bob Woodward, reports the ArlNow blog. Unless preservationists make a strong case, the garage will be turned to dust in 2016 or 2017, reports the Washington Business Journal.

A historical marker already marks the site that launched the Watergate scandal, and developer Monday Properties says it will make sure that some kind of marker adorns the eventual new office building. It's just that "the garage is at the end of its useful life," says one of its execs. For the record, it was parking spot 32D that led to Nixon's downfall.

In this May 7, 1973, photo, reporters Bob Woodward, right, and Carl Bernstein sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post in Washington.
In this May 7, 1973, photo, reporters Bob Woodward, right, and Carl Bernstein sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post in Washington.   (AP Photo)
In this Aug. 30, 1976, file photo, Mark Felt appears on CBS' Face The Nation in Washington. He is 'Deep Throat.'
In this Aug. 30, 1976, file photo, Mark Felt appears on CBS' "Face The Nation" in Washington. He is 'Deep Throat.'   (AP Photo/File)
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