A historical marker on August 19, 2011 n

It isn't usually news when a parking structure is torn down. Then again, few parking structures have the significance of 1401 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, VA. That's because the twin, 12-story structures are where Washington Post reporter and legend of journalism Bob Woodward met his contact in the lead up to the Watergate Scandal.

That contact was FBI Special Agent Mark Felt, codenamed Deep Throat. He was a critical source to Woodward and fellow journalist Carl Bernstein when it came to information on the scandal, although his true identity remained a secret for over three decades following the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

The garage was made a historical building in 2011, but that wasn't enough to save it from the wrecking ball. The Arlington County Board voted to allow the structures to be demolished to make way for a pair of new towers.