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Where & When: Game 51

Welcome back to what has become perhaps a needed distraction, Where & When.  Hopefully the team won’t fall underneath .500 tonight, and if they do let’s hope they can float long enough until reinforcements arrive.  In the meantime, let’s ponder the past yet again and find out what this is all about:

Where & When Game 51There is an important distinction about this building, so tell us what building this is, where it’s located, when it was built and as a bonus, how long it lasted and what the distinction actually is. Show your math as well. A frosty mug of your favorite root beer if you have the where and when practical answers with notes, and I’ll upgrade it to a root beer float if you get the bonus question.  The rest of us will get cold cream sodas in a can. So you know the drill; have fun and I’ll see you in the game thread (maybe)!

[photo credit: Detroit Photographic Company (Wikipedia)]


1 seamus   ~  May 14, 2014 1:18 pm

I cheated to find the building (google image search) so I won't share what I found. Pretty cool though.

2 rbj   ~  May 14, 2014 1:41 pm

This is a toughie.

3 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  May 14, 2014 1:48 pm

So I googled NYC skyscrapers 1900 and got the correct answer - is that cheating?

4 thelarmis   ~  May 14, 2014 1:54 pm

I went straight to the fridge for a cold can of Barq's root beer.

I won.

5 seamus   ~  May 14, 2014 4:26 pm

[3] sounds legal to me.

[4] that is a win.

6 Chyll Will   ~  May 14, 2014 5:39 pm

[3] Technically it's legal; I can't regulate how you use the net, but it's not very fulfilling. It's the main problem I have with trying to find interesting challenges; if it's easy to Google, it's almost pointless to post it unless there's a theme involved that you have to figure out. Some would say with me, that's usually the main challenge >;)

[4] Wowzers, you won the internet!

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