Speed Reads


Garage where Watergate secrets were spilled to be razed

Many clandestine meetings have taken place in parking garages, but none are as famous as the covert rendezvous in the Rosslyn, Virginia, garage between FBI official Mark Felt (AKA Deep Throat) and Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward during Watergate.

Soon, the Rosslyn office complex and its famous garage will just be deep rubble. On Saturday, the Arlington County Board agreed to raze the property to make room for a residential tower and commercial building, Reuters reports. A historical marker put up in 2011 will be saved by the county, and the landowner will create some sort of a commemorative memorial to Watergate. The break-in at the Watergate complex — the act that triggered the scandal — took place almost 42 years ago, on June 17, 1972.