London skyscraper melts Jaguar

London skyscraper melts Jaguar

One of London's newest skyscrapers has been blamed for causing damage to cars parked in a nearby street, due to the way it reflects sunlight.
Certain parking spaces around 20 Fenchurch street – otherwise known as the 'Walkie Talkie' due to its unique shape – have been suspended after a Jaguar owner returned to his car to find that parts of the bodywork had melted.

The car had suffered heat damage with the wing mirror, body panels and Jaguar badge showing signs of deformity.

"You can't believe something like this would happen, they've got to do something about it," said the car's owner, Martin Lindsay, to the BBC.

"It could be dangerous. Imagine if the sun reflected on the wrong part of the body.

"On the windscreen, there was a note from the construction company saying 'your car's buckled, could you give us a call?'"

The building's developers have since apologised and paid for the repairs, which came to £946.

The developers, Land Securities and Canary Wharf, issued a joint statement, saying: "We are aware of concerns regarding the light reflecting from 20 Fenchurch Street and are looking into the matter.

"As a precautionary measure, the City of London has agreed to suspend three parking bays in the area which may be affected while we investigate the situation further."

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