The Walkie Talkie skyscraper melted parts of a Jaguar in London. CNET reports on Sept. 2 that Martin Lindsay suffered damage to his Jaguar XJ because the concave shape of the building reflected light on his car. The skyscraper is still under construction, and there have been promises to fix the light issues.
People have been complaining about the light reflected by the Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London. Now, a car owner has experienced problems by parking the vehicle near the building. Martin Lindsay discovered damaged on the mirror and panels of his Jaguar XJ. The blinding sunlight reflecting off of the skyscraper had melted the parts.
Lindsay states that the car was parked near the Walkie Talkie building for about an hour. He added that he could smell burning plastic, and the damage was clearly visible. The panels and mirror had buckled, so their shape had changed completely.
Martin is not the first person to complain about melting cars, and the construction company is aware of the problems. Several parking spots near the building can no longer be used because of this danger. Land Security and Canary Wharf will pay for the damage to Martin Lindsay’s Jaguar. The company has also promised to make changes to the Walkie Talkie, so it is no longer capable of melting car parts and will lose the nickname Walkie Scorchie. Meanwhile, bystanders are encouraged to avoid looking directly at the blinding light reflected by the building, and several parking spots will remain closed.