Walkie Scorchie to get sun shades

The London skyscraper dubbed the “Walkie Scorchie”, after reflections from the building melted a car, will be fitted with giant sunshades to stop the problem.

Originally nicknamed the “Walkie Talkie” because of its convex shape, the building reflects sunlight and focuses it on a single point, which in the summer created a beam that melted a car body and could cook eggs in minutes.

Developer Land Securities said it would fit the building with “brise soleil” – giant sunshades which should stop the building melting anything again.

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