Monday, 2 September 2013

"Cow attacks? Pah! Now the buildings are fighting back as well!"

Says the SumoKing, who refers us to this story at BuzzFeed:

The skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street - commonly known as “the Walkie-Talkie” - has damaged several vehicles parked close to it by melting them with the sun’s rays.

The post is complete with pictures of passing pedestrians theatrically screwing their eyes shut and holding their hands skywards to shield them from the blaze.

UPDATE: MacHeath point out that this has happened before, which makes the architect seem even more of an idiot.


Bayard said...

Someone should set up a solar powered hot-dog stand to take advantage of the free heat.

Macheath said...

While on the subject, you might like to consider this story from 2011:

Guests at a new hotel in Las Vegas have complained of receiving severe burns from a 'death ray' of sunlight caused by the unique design of the building.

Due to the concave shape of the Vdara hotel, the strong Nevada sun reflects off its all-glass front and directly onto sections of the swimming pool area below.

Ian Hills said...

Free heat tax next.