London driver says skyscraper "melted" his car
LONDON (REUTERS) - A cluster of new skyscrapers transforming the London skyline are often blamed for spoiling the view. Now one has been accused of "melting" a car.
A motorist said intense sunlight reflected from the Walkie Talkie - one of several flashy towers under construction in The City, London's historic financial district - warped his Jaguar which he had parked across the road.
The skyscraper's developers said they were seeking to rectify the problem which they blamed on the position of the sun at certain times of day.
"The phenomenon is caused by the current elevation of the sun in the sky. It currently lasts for approximately 2 hours per day, with initial modelling suggesting that it will be present for approximately 2-3 weeks," Land Securities and Canary Wharf said in a statement.