Thursday, 5 September 2013

New London Skyscraper Melts Nearby Parked Cars

image credit: mattbuck cc

The top-heavy shape of 20 Fenchurch Street, a skyscraper currently under construction in London, has earned the building the nickname, 'The Walkie Talkie.' Unfortunately, the building's shape also acts as a giant concave mirror, blasting a nearby street with intense reflected sunlight that recently melted a parked Jaguar.

The building's architect Rafael Viñoly has made the mistake before - his curved design for the Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas acts as a parabolic reflector, searing a nearby pool deck with what employees call the 'Vdara Death Ray.'

4 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Just a hoax.

Gerard said...

Actually this is for real.

Meggan said...

I don't trust a comment from someone named anonymous. I heard about this on the news. You'd think the guy would learn from his first mistake.

Anonymous said...

I checked, it's actually true hahaha
-different Anonymous