Building On Canary Wharf Is Melting Cars!
Sun’s rays reflected from Land Securities and Canary Wharf tower blamed for melted car panels.
The Walkie Talkie is melting parked cars nearby because of the light reflected off its glass facade, it has been claimed.
A man who parked on Eastcheap near the building, which is designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and is being developed by Land Securities and Carary Wharf, claimed the light bouncing off the tower’s glazing melted parts of his Jaguar XJ.
The owner of the Jaguar, Martin Lindsay, parked his car in one of the bays last Thursday only to return to find plastic panels and a wing mirror had wharped.
The City of London has now halted use of three parking bays on the street. A spokesperson for the local authority said the cause was being investigated.
Lindsay told City AM “They’re going to have to think of something. I’m gutted. How can they let this continue?”
The paper also spoke to Eddie Cannon, a heating and air conditioning engineer, who said his Vauxhall van had suffered similar damage the day before: “The van looks a total mess – every bit of plastic on the left hand side and everything on the dashboard has melted.”
In a joint statement the two developers said: “We are aware of concerns regarding the light reflecting from 20 Fenchurch Street and are looking into the matter.”