The Arlington County Board agreed on Saturday to raze the Rosslyn
garage where FBI official Mark Felt secretly met with Washington
Post reporter Bob Woodward during the Watergate scandal. The
investigation led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974.
Felt was known for decades as Woodward's source "Deep Throat."
The board voted to let Monday Properties replace its two 12-story,
1960s-era buildings with a residential tower and a commercial
The county will save the historical marker it erected in 2011 at the
garage. The landowner has pledged to create a commemorative memorial
to the Watergate events.
Tuesday will mark the 42nd anniversary of the June 17, 1972 break-in
at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate
complex, which sparked the whole scandal.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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