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Walkie Talkie skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street melts lemons, plastic Jaguar cars and faces (photos)

by | 4th, September 2013

A woman shields her eyes as sunlight is reflected off the "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in central London.

 

THE Walkie Talkie skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in central London is melting cars. Martin Lindsay sis the rays melted the panels, wing mirror and badge on his Jaguar XJ saloon with warped panels along one side. He said: “They’re going to have to think of something. I’m gutted. How can they let this continue?” Agreed. Once upon a time, Jaguar was the mark of solidity and style;’ now it’s made form plastic and looks like painted Tupperware on wheels.

As a result of the melting Jag, people hzae been pictured looking up at the building and shielding their eyes, lest they too melt (like their hands). 

People shield their eyes as sunlight is reflected off the "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in central London.

A woman shields her eyes as sunlight is reflected off the "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in central London.

 

City AM journalist Jim Waterson cooked an egg by skyscraper rays. This was presumably because he does not own a Jaguar car.

An egg fries in a pan left in intense sunlight on Eastcheap in Central London The effect is caused by nearby building 20 Fenchurch Street - commonly known at "The Walkie-Talkie" - focussing sunlight.  These images were taken a day after parts of a Jaguar car  melted whilst parked on Eastcheap.

 

 

He then ate it, proving that solar power can replace natural gas.

CityAM reporter Jim Waterson tucks into a fried egg roll, cooked in intense sunlight on Eastcheap Central London.  Moments before this shot, Waterson's heair was smoldering in the heat. The effect is caused by nearby building 20 Fenchurch Street - commonly known at "The Walkie-Talkie" - focussing sunlight.  These images were taken a day after parts of a Jaguar car  melted whilst parked on Eastcheap.

 

Blinding reflections from the surface of a building in Central London. The effect is caused by nearby building 20 Fenchurch Street - commonly known at "The Walkie-Talkie" - focussing sunlight.  These images were taken a day after parts of a Jaguar car  melted whilst parked on Eastcheap.

 

It was so hot that a lemon in the window of a gentlemen’s grooming shop (eh? Best not ask) across the street from the 37-storey skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street blistered. One day the groomers hope to grow lemons and peaches.

A lemon, with blistering from the sun, is seen in the window of a gentlemen's grooming shop across the street from the 37-storey skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London, which is still under construction, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Developers for an unfinished skyscraper in central London say they are investigating the way the building reflects bright sunlight _ after claims that the intense glare melted parts of a car parked nearby. The companies behind the skyscraper, nicknamed the “Walkie-Talkie” because of its curved shape, are responding to complaints from the owner of a Jaguar who told the BBC that the mirror, panels and the Jaguar badge had all melted from the concentrated heat of sunlight reflected from the building. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

 

***Stock general views of SORRY BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS BUILDING IS, London.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 1, 2013. See PA story  . Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

 

And then it got worse:

 

building london scorch

 

Spotter: b3ta



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