No 20 Fenchurch street, a commercial skyscraper under construction on Fenchurch Street in central London, has been the cause of much attention recently because of its ability to reflect the sun’s rays at very high temperatures.
One of the cars damaged by the 37-storey “Walkie-Talkie” skyscraper which is due to be completed next year is a Jaguar XJ belonging to businessman Martin Lindsay who returned to find his luxury ride haddeveloped warped panels along one side as well as a melted wing mirror and car badge.
Blinding rays of sunlight deflected from the building located on Fenchurch Street in the City of London are being held responsible for the disintegrating vehicles and their contents. A motorist found a pack of crisps that was inside his parked car had melted to into a hardform while a journalist successfully fried an egg on the pavement with the projected heat which reached 92.6 F (33.7C).
The skyscraper is still being built and the developers are trying to find a way of sorting out the problem by putting up cladding and scaffolding to cover the area of pavement on Eastcheap where the Jaguar melted.
An official statement said: “The phenomenon is caused by the current elevation of the sun in the sky. It currently lasts for approximately two hours per day, with initial modelling suggesting that it will be present for approximately 2-3 weeks”.