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Infamous Watergate Building to Become 250 Apartments

by UrbanTurf Staff

Infamous Watergate Building to Become 250 Apartments: Figure 1
Rendering of 2601 Virginia Avenue NW

Fans of All the President’s Men will eventually be able to rent in a DC building associated with the Watergate scandal that is not Bob Woodward’s old apartment.

Urban Investment Partners (UIP) recently acquired the ten-story building at 2601 Virginia Avenue NW from George Washington University for $36 million. The building, used by the university as student housing, was formerly the Howard Johnson hotel that lookouts for the Watergate burglars used during the infamous break-in.

“Rooms 419 and 723 were used as lookouts for the ‘Watergate burglars,’ who broke into offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office building,” according to a press statement. “Room 723 was preserved as a museum until 2001, when the exhibit was moved to the GWU archives.”

UIP plans to convert the existing building into 200 rental units, and build another 50 apartments in a new 40,000 square-foot addition. The new development will be called Boathouse, and will be designed by WDG Architecture.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/infamous_watergate_building_to_become_250-unit_apartment_development/11555

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