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Bob Woodward's Deep Throat garage may be torn down

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By Brent Lang

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The garage where Deep Throat helped Bob Woodward break news about the Nixon administration's involvement in the Watergate break-in and cover-up has a date with the wrecking ball.

The Arlington, Va. parking structure will be torn down and replaced with an apartment building and a office building as part of a redevelopment project, according to a report on ARLNow.com.

The nondescript edifice has a historical marker in front of it detailing its importance in the Washington Post's investigation into Watergate. The marker will be preserved and incorporated into the new construction, the building's owner Monday Properties said.

We obviously view the whole Watergate situation as a significant event in the history of our country," Monday Properties Chief Development Officer Tim Helmig told ARLNow.com.

The redevelopment is still subject to approval from local government agencies.

The parking lot was where former Federal Bureau of Investigation Associate Director Mark Felt met with Woodward. Felt, his pseudonym Deep Throat and the clandestine meetings in the garage were immortalized in the 1976 movie version of the best-selling book "All the President's Men."

His advice to Woodward to "follow the money" was a Hollywood contrivance, however. That particular phrasing is not mentioned in the book or in any other documents around the Post's reporting.

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