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NutmegCT
09-03-2013, 06:57 AM
"Never mind the traffic, car owners in London have a new hazard to worry about: A skyscraper whose reflected rays have the power to melt cars.

It may sound like science fiction, but it was no joke for Jaguar XJ owner Martin Lindsay, who parked his pricey ride near the under-construction building, officially called 20 Fenchurch Street, but known by many Londoners as the "Walkie Talkie" for its distinctive shape.

https://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/9/2/1378155414087/London-Walkie-Talkie-buil-008.jpg

When he returned to the car, he found some panels warped beyond repair by the beam of light reflected down from the curved side of the landmark glass tower."

https://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/03/world/europe/uk-london-building-melts-car

Let's see - what was it that we learned as kids about focusing sunlight ...?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BTKsl5qCMAAoVDq.jpg

Could save energy for that grilled sausage place across the street 'tho.

Tom

JPSmit
09-03-2013, 07:53 AM
It seems to me the problem is not the building nor the car but the sun shining in London - curse you climate change!!!