The “Walkie Scorchie” tower

20 Fenchurch Street

At certain times of the year, the news is full of stories like “The Wrong Kind of Snow” or “Leaves Disrupt Rail Travel” or “Sun Delays Rail“.  Well, now there is another “wrong kind of sun” story:  a new building under construction in London (at 20 Fenchurch Street) is slightly concave.  It does what a shape like that does and focuses the sun onto a point.

Well, it turns out that in the fall autumn (and I would say in the spring as well) the building focuses light across the street.  It has even melted cars and cooked eggs.  I’m curious to see how this plays out.

Image from becky via flickr

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