Building melts man’s Jaguar

3 September 2013

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.

walkie Talkie

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.

TOPICS:   Motoring   Complaints


  • Phuck M.
    Cool, I could do with a new car, where is this parking spot you speak of? I suspect, it will be really busy in use by the DSS* Crew. *Dole Scrounging Scum
  • Phil
    Worth a trip to London!
  • Don D.
    Some enterprising sole could be using this building to bake cakes in the car. "Car cakes" they could be called. Sell them for large profit.
  • fibbingarchie
    If you are going to park in the danger spot, what you need to do is leave a long haired breed of dog in the car to soak up the heat so that your plastics don't get mangled.
  • Dick
    This beats a wheel clamp.

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