Melting cars who?
A $345 million skyscraper.
A skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, England is making pedestrians shield their eyes and car owners at nearby parking bays reach into their pockets as the reflection of the sun off the building melts plastic parts on their cars.
Simple science really, but apparently no one thought this one out when they designed the 160-metre tower with curved glass surfaces.
First called the Walkie-Talkie tower because well, that’s what it looks like, now the Walkie-Scorchie tower, this dazzling structure’s design has a glaring error. Blindingly obvious one would have thought, but there you have it.
Developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf said: “We are looking into the matter.” Good for you, if you can shield your eyes long enough.