Reflected sunlight from London skyscraper melts parts of Jaguar car

The Walkie-Talkie building via screencap

A building called the “Walkie-Talkie” by some London residents reflects sunlight so intensely that its beams melted parts of a Jaguar automobile parked on an adjacent street. According to BBC News, when Londoner Martin Lindsay parked his black Jaguar on Eastcheap St. in the City of London (the financial and government district inside London), he returned hours later to find parts of the car melted and warped from the intense heat.    The upper portion of the building is curved and the highly reflective glass concentrates sunlight downward just like a curved mirror in a science experiment or a magnifying glass directing sunlight. Temperatures on the street below have been measured up to 92.6 degrees Celsius (198 degrees Fahrenheit)..…MORE


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