Watergate, the building, starts renovation process

Michelle Basch, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – The crime that happened within its walls led to the first and only resignation of a U.S. President: Richard Nixon.

Forty years after the Watergate scandal, the office building of the same name is headed for a renovation starting this week.

“The vision is to return the building to its glory. It’s a work of art,” says Matt Pacinelli, senior vice president of leasing at Penzance. The real estate company bought the building in November 2011.

The 11-story building, one of five in the complex, dates to 1967.

Pacinelli says changes to the building’s fa