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Deep Throat's Watergate Parking Garage to Become Condos

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[Images via Monday Properties]

Arlington has decided that the historic parking garage where Deep Throat (W. Mark Felt) fed information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward regarding the Watergate burglary is not so famous that it merits being saved. The county unanimously approved the 24-story office building and 28-story luxe residential tower from Monday Properties that will replace the famous site. The 2011 plaque that commemorates the building's contribution to history will remain, and a larger memorial may also be on its way to join the 274 units and 513,004 square feet of retail. Plus, for the history buffs that really want the chance to see parking space 32D before it's gone forever, there's still plenty of time. The renderings in the gallery above are preliminary and the design process will continue for another two years. As such, demolition won't start until at least January 2017. It's also worth noting that when the plans went public last fall to raze this garage (which unlike the Watergate building itself, is not a landmark) that most of the voting Curbed DC readers agreed that saving the parking garage wasn't a historic necessity.

· Arlington approves residential, office project that will also replace 'Deep Throat garage' [WaPo]
Arlington County Board Approves Mixed-Use Office, Residential, and Upscale Retail near Rosslyn Metro Station [Arlington County]
· Parking lot where 'Deep Throat' and Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met to discuss Watergate to be demolished [NY Daily News]
· Will Preservationists Fight For Watergate-Era Parking Garage? [CDC]