Skyscraper Melts Car

When Martin Lindsay returned to his car, parked near a new 37-storey skyscraper in London dubbed the "Walkie Talkie" because of its shape, he found that his car had been melted:

Mr Lindsay, director of tiling company Moderna Contracts Ltd, said: "I was walking down the road and saw a photographer taking photos and asked, 'what's happening?'

"The photographer asked me 'have you seen that car? The owner won't be happy.'

"I said: 'I am the owner. Crikey, that's awful.'"

The wing mirror, panels and Jaguar badge had all melted, Mr Lindsay said.

"You can't believe something like this would happen," he added. "They've got to do something about it.

"It could be dangerous. Imagine if the sun reflected on the wrong part of the body.

"On the windscreen, there was a note from the construction company saying 'your car's buckled, could you give us a call?'"

Read the rest over at the BBC.


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Apparently the same architect of this building also designed the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas that has a similar problem of concentrating sunlight on part of the hotel's pool deck.
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