Glare from London skyscraper 'melted a Jaguar'
LONDON, England (AFP) - A British property developer said Tuesday it was investigating after rays deflected by a skycraper melted the side of a businessman's luxury Jaguar car.
Londoners have been shielding their eyes from the blinding glare reflected from the glass facade of 20 Fenchurch Street - nicknamed the Walkie Talkie because of its flared shape - while several drivers have complained that the beam has melted parts of their vehicles.
Local businessman Martin Lindsay said he was distraught when he returned to his parked Jaguar XJ near the tower in London's financial district to find the car's panels had warped along one side, while the wing mirror and Jaguar emblem on the front of the car had melted.
"On the windscreen, there was a note from the construction company saying 'your car's buckled, could you give us a call?'" Lindsay told the BBC.