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'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

(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.

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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. (Read more Watergate stories.)

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