Photographer's Note

This is a picture of one of the buildings of the Watergate Complex, which became famous for the Nixon scandal back in the 70's.

"The Watergate Hotel is a luxury hotel in northwest Washington, D.C., best known for being at the site of burglaries that led to the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. It is part of an office-apartment-hotel complex that opened in 1967.

The Watergate complex is a superblock 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, adjacent to the Kennedy Center and the embassy of Saudi Arabia. The nearest Metro station is Foggy Bottom-GWU.

The Watergate complex was developed by the Italian firm Società Generale Immobiliare, which purchased the plot of land on the defunct Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in the early 1960s. The last lock, which diverted water from the Potomac River into the Tidal Basin at flood tide, was known as the "water gate." Italian architect Luigi Moretti designed the six buildings on the site: a hotel, two office buildings, three apartment buildings and a retail center."

Source: Wikipedia

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