'Deep Throat' Garage to Meet Its End
Will be razed, with residential, commercial properties set to replace it
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 16, 2014 2:00 AM CDT
In this May 7, 1973, file photo, reporters Bob Woodward, right, and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting of the Watergate case won them a Pulitzer Prize, sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The Virginia garage that played a key role in the Watergate investigation—where journalist Bob Woodward met with "Deep Throat"—is due to be demolished, Reuters reports. The Arlington County Board made a unanimous decision Saturday to allow a pair of 1960s office buildings, which include the parking garage, to be razed in favor of a residential tower and 24-story commercial building, the Washington Post reports. The tear-down will happen no sooner than January 2017, at which point parking spot 32D, where FBI official Mark Felt met six times with Woodward, will turn to rubble.

In a nod to the significance of the garage, however, the landowner will establish a memorial to the investigation that ended in Richard Nixon's resignation. The historical marker put up in 2011 will be saved, and the company has pledged $750,000 for an art display. Monday Properties plans "a commemorative or marker that respects the events of history regarding the Watergate event," says its CEO. The public will have a chance to weigh in on how the spot should be commemorated.