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$345 million skyscraper melts cars

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A $345 million skyscraper melted cars in the street below.

melted-carLight reflected from the curved glass surfaces of the 160 meter skyscraper has been concentrated into scorching beams that melted cars in London. It is thought that the temperature could have been anywhere between 93 and 140 degrees centigrade.

Pedestrians are shielding their eyes from the so-called Walkie-Talkie tower - properly called 20 Fenchurch Street - while nearby parking bays in the City of London have been suspended.

Martin Lindsay said the wing mirror, panels and badge of his Jaguar XJ warped after he parked beneath it for an hour. The developers agreed to pay the $1635 repair costs.

The building - now nicknamed the Walkie Scorchie - also damaged a Vauxhall van. Engineer Eddie Cannon said: "The van looks a total mess - every bit of plastic on the left side and everything on the dashboard melted."
Source: News.com.au
Photo: Laura Lean / City AM
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