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Wikipedia Description: Watergate complex
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The Watergate complex is a group of five buildings next to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States. Covering a total of 10 acres (40,000 m2), the buildings include:
Watergate West (2700 Virginia Avenue NW), cooperative apartments
Watergate Hotel and Office Building (2600 Virginia Avenue NW), offices and a hotel at 2650 Virginia Avenue NW
Watergate East (2500 Virginia Avenue NW), cooperative apartments
Watergate South (700 New Hampshire Avenue NW), cooperative apartments
Watergate Office Building (600 New Hampshire Avenue NW), offices
Built between 1963 and 1971, the Watergate is considered one of Washington's most desirable living spaces, popular with members of Congress and political appointees in the executive branch. The complex has been sold several times since the 1980s. In the 1990s, it was split up and its component buildings and parts of buildings were sold to various owners.
In 1972, the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, then located on the sixth floor of the Watergate Hotel and Office Building, was burglarized, documents were photographed, and telephones were wiretapped. The investigation into the burglary revealed that high officials in the Nixon administration had ordered the break-in and then tried to cover up their involvement. Additional crimes were also uncovered. The ensuing Watergate Scandal, named for the complex, led to Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. The name "Watergate" and the suffix "-gate" have since become synonymous with political scandals in the United States and elsewhere.
The Watergate superblock is bounded on the north by Virginia Avenue, on the east by New Hampshire Avenue, on the south by F Street, and on the west by the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. It is in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood overlooking the Potomac River ...More...
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2017_DC_Watergate: DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Watergate complex (and HoJo) (16 photos from 2017)
2015_DC_Watergate: DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Watergate complex (and HoJo) (1 photo from 2015)
2008_DC_Watergate: DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Watergate complex (and HoJo) (8 photos from 2008)
1997_DC_Watergate: DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Watergate complex (and HoJo) (2 photos from 1997)
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 disaster cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. Here's hoping honesty and integrity wins for a change this November.
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.