Items filtered by date: Friday, 14 February 2014 https://www.thestructuralengineer.info Sat, 16 Nov 2019 06:26:17 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Developers Submit Plan to fix Walkie Talkie Skyscraper’s Sun Ray Problems https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/109-developers-submit-plan-to-fix-walkie-talkie-skyscraper-s-sun-ray-problems https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/109-developers-submit-plan-to-fix-walkie-talkie-skyscraper-s-sun-ray-problems The Walkie Talkie Building

Developer Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group submitted a plan on Wednesday to fix the “Death Ray” coming from sunlight bouncing off the Walkie Talkie building. The 160-meter, 34-story office building located at 20 Fenchurch Street in London is currently under construction. Last fall, the skyscraper briefly became a tourist destination due to the car-melting light beam cast by the tower. The beam reached temperatures as high as 110 degrees Celsius in September, and it melted parts of parked cars and even set fire to a doormat at a barbershop. Temporary scaffolding was erected across the street to prevent the sun’s rays from causing damage to nearby buildings and pedestrians, and all parking spots were fenced off so no other cars would be melted.

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:13:45 +0000