Dangerous Curves

I found this rather fascinating… Apparently the Walkie-Talkie building in London has been melting objects, including cars! The building at 20 Fenchurch Street is a new glass-covered 38-story skyscraper designed by Rafael Viñoly. Its curved shape is acting much like a magnifying glass and is focusing the sunlight into a heat ray. LiveScience reports that this has happened before with one of the architect’s buildings, the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, which was “mitigated with sun umbrellas.”

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