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Rafael Viñoly Admits to Making “A Lot of Mistakes” with London’s “Walkie Scorchie” Skyscraper

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"We made a lot of mistakes with this building," admits Rafael Viñoly. It is not everyday that you will hear an architect admit to making a mistake with their work, but Vinoly hardly had a choice with this one. In a recent interview with The Guardian's architecture




 

 

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“We made a lot of mistakes with this building,” admits Rafael Viñoly. It is not everyday that you will hear an architect admit to making a mistake with their work, but Vinoly hardly had a choice with this one. In a recent interview with The Guardian’s architecture critic, Oliver Wainright, Viñoly fessed up to the fact that he made a lot of mistakes with his 37-story building in London’s financial district dubbed the Walkie Talkie. The building has a specific concave shape that channels the sun’s rays into a concentrated beam onto the neighboring area, Eastcheap, melting car parts, starting fires and cracking pavers.

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