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Where & When: Game 29

Hello? Oh, welcome back to Where & When! It’s been a heck of a year for me, how about you? I’m guessing this will be the last game of 2013, and we’ve had quite a run here.  I’m looking forward to the new year; more challenges and more wins in all walks of life. Let us look at the last challenge of the year:

Where & When Game 29

Nothing too obvious like Times Square (although that would be kinda cool if we hadn’t already done it), but does require a bit of observation.  I won’t give any clues for this one because they are obvious in my opinion.  A Waialua Root Beer for the first with location and (closest) date, and a Waialua Cream for the follow-ups (keeping it in the family for the last part of the year). So, have at it, no peeking and I’ll see you on the flip side!

[Photo Credit: Michael Krieger]


1 rbj   ~  Dec 30, 2013 11:26 am

Got it . . . but then I realized where I found it is also the photo credit site. That site also has a page where he built a railroad model of the whole terminal.

2 RIYank   ~  Dec 30, 2013 12:30 pm

Yep, pretty easy one this time. Cool building! 29-sided figures don't show up every day. (No, I didn't count them.)

I think the one that's actually in New Jersey might be even more interesting, historically if not visually. (This is in the Bronx.)

3 seamus   ~  Dec 31, 2013 12:28 pm

cool building. An easy find via the internets.

4 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 31, 2013 2:56 pm

the structure in question is clearly an architectural representation of the Yankees "not-so-circular lineup."

Happy New Year, Banterers!

5 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Dec 31, 2013 5:51 pm

The building with the Ruppert Beer sign on the roof was the headquarters of NYPSCO (after 1949). That company- NY Plumbers Specialties Co was one of the largest plumbing and industrial supply concern in the country at that time. With over 20 branches throughout the metro area during their peak they helped build the city and environs. The company was started by my grandfather, and his two brothers in the 20's. The original headquarters was in Harlem, but a tragic fire (4 NYC firemen died) lead to the move to the Bronx. Like a lot of family run businesses, further generations lost interest, it was sold to a conglomerate, and eventually faded away during the '80s decline of NYC. The building still stands- it's the one with the History Channel sign that is prominent when crossing the Triboro Bridge or taking Harlem River Drive. And yes, there is no legacy of wealth left...

6 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 31, 2013 7:06 pm

[5] but that is an excellent story, the type that makes presenting and playing this game so awesome. Thanks for sharing that! Happy Circumference Eve! >;)

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