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Glare from ‘Walkie Talkie’ Skyscraper Melts Parked Cars in London

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 05, 2013 01:04 AM
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by Charley Cameron last modified Sep 03, 2013


Developers of the unusually-shaped 525-foot, £200 million skyscraper under construction at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, are scrambling to find a solution after it was determined that glare from the building is causing cars to melt. Rafael Viñoly's distinctively




 

 

20 Fenchurch Street, Walkie Talkie, Walkie Scorchie, Skyscraper Glare, London Skyscraper, Rafael Viñoly

Developers of the unusually-shaped 525-foot, £200 million skyscraper under construction at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, are scrambling to find a solution after it was determined that glare from the building is causing cars to melt. Rafael Viñoly’s distinctively curved ‘Walkie Talkie’ building creates a beam of concentrated sunlight that is not only uncomfortable for pedestrians below – it left one man’s Jaguar XJ with warped side panels and a “smell of burning plastic” after the car was parked within the beam’s reach for just one hour.

20 Fenchurch Street, Walkie Talkie, Walkie Scorchie, Skyscraper Glare, London Skyscraper, Rafael Viñoly 20 Fenchurch Street, Walkie Talkie, Walkie Scorchie, Skyscraper Glare, London Skyscraper, Rafael Viñoly 20 Fenchurch Street, Walkie Talkie, Walkie Scorchie, Skyscraper Glare, London Skyscraper, Rafael Viñoly 20 Fenchurch Street, Walkie Talkie, Walkie Scorchie, Skyscraper Glare, London Skyscraper, Rafael Viñoly

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