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Report: Redevelopment Plans Would Demolish 'Deep Throat' Parking Garage

Monday Properties wants to demolish a pair of buildings in Rosslyn to make way for two new skyscrapers.

The spot in the parking garage at 1401 Wilson Blvd. in Rosslyn where Bob Woodward met with Deep Throat. Patch file photo by  Madeline Marshall
The spot in the parking garage at 1401 Wilson Blvd. in Rosslyn where Bob Woodward met with Deep Throat. Patch file photo by Madeline Marshall

Most of the time, the demolition of a parking garage isn't major news. But the garage at 1401 Wilson Blvd. is more than just concrete and cramped spaces.

It's the place Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met with Deep Throat, his source during the Watergate investigation. Woodward would meet his source, later revealed to be Mark Felt, the associate director of the FBI, there at 2 a.m. at various times in 1972 and 1973.

Arlington County erected a historical marker out front in 2011 after a three-year delay.

Now, Monday Properties wants to demolish the building (and garage) at 1400 Wilson Blvd. and another at 1400 Key Blvd. to make way for a pair of new skyscrapers, according to the Washington Business Journal.

The developer will try to find a way to commemorate the spot in the new development, the Business Journal reports.

Monday Properties has submitted an application to Arlington County to develop nearly 1 million square feet of residential, office and commercial space where the two buildings are, the report says.

Approval and permitting could take several years.

In the meantime, you can catch a piece of Arlington's history in the D level of the garage, space 32.

Who knows who you may bump into?

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