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It should be right next to the Platform 9 3/4. whistle
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According to Google, the address is now home to an H & R Block office.
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sullafelix wrote:
It should be right next to the Platform 9 3/4. whistle


Quite right...straight around the corner from 221B Baker St..
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Pity H & R Block wasn't there at the same time...SPI might still exist...
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It was pretty hard to find, even when they were in existence.
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There's some kind of joke about not detecting a concealed unit wanting to be told but I'm having a hard time putting it the context of any specific SPI game.
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Harkonnen13 wrote:
There's some kind of joke about not detecting a concealed unit wanting to be told but I'm having a hard time putting it the context of any specific SPI game.


True, you need to pass a spotting roll on 2d6, otherwise the HQ remains concealed.
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This reminded myself of when a few of us attempted to do likewise at their Munich office, back in 1979 from when I was stationed over north of there. A friend and I traveled by train down to there, and got to around the general vicinity for this, yet we never did locate that and gave up after several hours of searching. Still, we had a good time for the day if nothing else, and I'd return for "Oktoberfest" later on that year.
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The ever-changing NYC streetscape. Some years ago, a developer took over a the old 44 E. 23rd Street building. Since "Park Avenue" is a much tonier address than "23rd Street", they managed to get the new address. Why is this allowed when the entrance is many yards from Park Avenue South? In the language of real estate developers: "$$$$$$$$$$$$". There's an off chance that they also bought a building on the West side of PAS between 22nd and 23rd and connected it to the old 44 building. Of course, that also means $$$$$$$$$.

I grew up about a mile from there, and man has that neighborhood changed over the past 40 years.

(Don't forget that at some point, I forget when, but late 70s, SPI moved around the corner to, I think it was, 257 PAS.)
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Harkonnen13 wrote:
There's some kind of joke about not detecting a concealed unit wanting to be told but I'm having a hard time putting it the context of any specific SPI game.


It wasn't exposed through the aperture. But I think the main problem is that the building has right angles.

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J.L.Robert wrote:
But I think the main problem is that the building has right angles.


but but but.... you've bin playing Sniper! (first edition) for 40 years without the special spectacles??
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aforandy wrote:
J.L.Robert wrote:
But I think the main problem is that the building has right angles.


but but but.... you've bin playing Sniper! (first edition) for 40 years without the special spectacles??


Oh, I have. I have.

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Found it for you:

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Enjoy your trip Peter!
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