Building melts man’s Jaguar
A snazzy new central London skyscraper, known as the Walkie Talkie, is responsible for baking a man’s Jaguar as he parked across the road from it. 20 Fenchurch Street, which is covered in glass and cost £200 million to build, reflected the sun’s rays right onto the car, much to the dismay of owner Martin Lindsay.
The car was only parked for an hour in Eastcheap, but its panels buckled and the wing mirror melted due to the strength of the heat.
Other car owners have also stepped forward to complain, including heating engineer Eddie Cannon, who parked his Vauxhall Vivaro van in the same parking bay.
‘The van looks a total mess,' he said. 'Every bit of plastic on the left hand side and everything on the dashboard has melted, including a bottle of Lucozade that looks like it has been baked.’
The 37 storey skyscraper, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, has a concave shape that reflects the sun’s rays, and has been renamed the ‘Walkie Scorchie’ by hilarious London wags wiv hearts of gold. But Mr Lindsay, who runs a tiling company, was not amused.
‘They’re going to have to think of something,’ cried Mr Lindsay, picking bits of liquefied plastic off his pride and joy. ‘I’m gutted.’
But is it a design fault, or the revenge of an ANGRY GOD? The jury is out.