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  • Jun 19th 2014 at 8:15AM
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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.


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      tegdesign
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds so tame by today's standard. Awh the good old days when people care enough to go after unethical/illegal behavior.
      edward.stallings
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is this crap on an Automotive website? Who is paying Brandon to add this kind of non-content? They must be an idiot.
      Larry Litmanen
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where's the IRS targeting Tea Party memorial or the Bengazi memorial? I am sorry i forgot, they are racist.
        Albert Maguffin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Yawn. Next to the IRS memorial targeting liberals groups, but lost the My Pet Goat memorial, 12 W Benghazi incident memorials, the Curve Ball one, the Dick Cheney Judy Miller one, the Scooter Libby one,.... oh wait, the media won't talk about that. Let's bring out the idiots who created the Iraq mess a decade ago to criticize others now....
        delsolo1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Its a fact that Nixon actually use the IRS to attack his critics and the mastermind of the Bengazi attack received a get out of Gitmo pass from Bush in 2007. But this has been covered by Fox News....LOL!!!!!!
        Genericbeer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Maybe they'll put up a "Larry Litmanen is a GD moron" monument just for you!
      WHO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just think, every building in D.C. with be a memorial to the corruption by Barry Soetoro.
        delsolo1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @WHO
        You must be too young to remember Nixon's crimes or just don't care
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @delsolo1
          He was born in 1980.
          WHO
          • 1 Year Ago
          @delsolo1
          cartroll1701, you have no clue when I was born.
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @delsolo1
          Your first Backfires profile said February 1st, 1980. If that isn't correct, then when WERE you born? You act like somebody much younger than me (and most of the rest of the people who post here).
        N.O.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @WHO
        Will be any left after memorializing Dubya & Co?
          delsolo1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @N.O.
          The Bush/Cheney monuments will be erected in Iraq instead.
          WHO
          • 1 Year Ago
          @N.O.
          Might as well memorialize Pelosi, Harry Greed, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry . . . They all supported the war!
        carguy1701
        • 1 Year Ago
        @WHO
        Nixon makes Obama look like a choir boy.
          N.O.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @carguy1701
          Nixon makes everyone look like a choir boy.
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @carguy1701
          I really hope you aren't implying that the Republican party is a beacon of truth and justice, because they most certainly aren't. But hey, you're an inbred redneck who thinks the South will rise again, so whatever. You'll end up biting the bullet in some hilarious beer fueled stunt gone wrong.
          WHO
          • 1 Year Ago
          @carguy1701
          You are delusional, but then again, you do live near that Socalist failure of Sickago.
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a shame. It should designated a historical landmark for what went on there. Also, if you've never read up on Watergate and the other illegal activities the Nixon administration was involved in (or only know it from US history class), give the Wikipedia article a read. Fascinating stuff.
      Hek!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Deep Throat though...
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly structure anyway. Good riddance.
      david.bergman1
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, I thought they called it autoblog because it was about automobiles but now they are doing stories about parking lots too. Time to change the name guys.
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