Do they not teach science in Uruguay?
The half-finished 37-storey tower at 20 Fenchurch Street in central London, dubbed the Walkie Talkie due to its distinctive shape, is now being called the “Walkie Scorchie” because of its apparent ability to bounce heat from the sun onto buildings in the next street.
The building’s developers said they last night erected the temporary black sun screen – which measures 10ft high by 13ft long – on the pavement outside affected shops.
They have also closed off three parking bays to prevent further damage to cars.
The architect – Uruguayan-born Rafael Vinoly – also designed the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, which suffered similar problems.
The concave design of the building “death ray” of sunlight allegedly left guests with severe burns in September 2010.
He designs one building with a concave design and puts it in the desert and it burns people in the same manner as a cruel child with a magnifying glass burns ants.
So he builds another one and figures it will be OK because it’ll be built further north of the Tropic of Cancer?