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’Death Ray’ Walkie Talkie is crowned Britain’s worst building

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Sep 02, 2015

Not many buildings can melt cars and blow people over, but London’s ‘Death Ray’ Walkie Talkie certainly can. The ‘deadly’ 160-meter office tower, officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street, just won the 2015 Carbuncle Cup for worst UK building. We’d feel sorry for the unusually shaped building, but the ‘Death Ray’ truly has earned its name—in 2013, the top-heavy glass skyscraper was nicknamed “Walkie-Scorchie” for melting a luxury car on the pavement and setting carpets on fire from reflected glare. Just last month, the building made headlines for creating ferocious wind tunnels that knock pedestrians off their feet. Incredible, isn’t it?






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