In a story straight from a 20th Century comic, sun rays reflecting off the curved glass of a London skyscraper nicknamed the Walkie Talkie building have melted a parked car. From BBC News:
A new London skyscraper dubbed the “Walkie-Talkie” has been blamed for reflecting light which melted parts of a car parked on a nearby street.
Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar on Eastcheap, in the City of London, on Thursday afternoon.
When he returned about two hours later, he found parts of his car – including the wing mirror and badge – had melted.
Mr Lindsay said he “could not believe” the damage. The developers have apologised and paid for repairs.
The 37-storey skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street, which has been nicknamed the “Walkie-Talkie” because of its shape, is currently under construction.
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?