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A skyscraper has been blamed for melting cars in London, UK, according to a new report out this week.
The skyscraper is in fact still under construction in London's financial district area, however, it has already attracted strong complaints.
The building, which is being constructed at 20 Fenchurch Street, has been nicknamed by Londoners, "The Walkie Talkie" due to its shape. However, some have now claimed that the large amount of glass covering the building is acting as a giant parabolic reflector.
Complainants have claimed that the skyscraper is reflecting and concentrating sunlight at dangerous levels on certain spots throughout particular times each day.
According to London's City AM newspaper, businessman Martin Lindsay was left angry and distraught when he came back to find his luxury Jaguar XJ had a strongly warped panel across one side. He inspected further and also found that his rear view mirror and a hood ornament had been melted.
According to Lindsay, he had only parked the car at the location near 20 Fenchurch Street for about an hour to attend a business meeting nearby.
Lindsay told City AM: "They're going to have to think of something. I'm gutted. How can they let this continue?"
Developers at the skyscraper have taken responsibility for the damage, and have issued an apology and offered to pay for the repairs, which are estimated to be about $1,500, according to BBC News.
As news broke of Lindsay's dilemma, another driver also has come forward to claim that the same thing previously happened to his van. He also said that a bottle of energy drink left on his dashboard at the location had been "baked" by the reflection from the skyscraper.
In a joint statement, developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf said they were "aware of concerns regarding the light reflecting from 20 Fenchurch Street and are looking into the matter. As a precautionary measure, the City of London has agreed to suspend three parking bays in the area which may be affected."
The 37-storey skyscraper is still under construction at 20 Fenchurch Street.
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