Walkie-Talkie' skyscraper melts Jaguar car parts
A new London skyscraper dubbed the "Walkie Talkie" has been blamed for reflecting light which melted parts of a car parked on a nearby street.
Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar on Eastcheap, in the City of London, on Thursday afternoon. When he returned about two hours later, he found parts of his car - including the wing mirror and badge - had melted.
Mr Lindsay said he "could not believe" the damage. The developers have apologised and paid for repairs. The 37-storey skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street, which has been nicknamed the "Walkie Talkie" because of its shape, is currently under construction.
Kind of related, - I left a ciggie lighter on the dashboard shelf under the windscreen last summer, when I came to the car later it had exploded like small bomb, bits of red plastic everywhere, and one bit, had so much force behind it it embedded into the tough inner windscreen trim/plastic. Lucky it didn't bust the screen and perhaps even luckier I wasn't driving as a bit of that could have blinded me.
When I posted what had happened on a car forum I'm a member of, I was surprised as others said it happened to them at various times too
Edited by seeder, 02 September 2013 - 04:39 PM.