London's Newest Skyscraper Is Melting Cars Parked Near It

Nicknamed the Walkie-Talkie, 20 Fenchurch Street in London's busy financial district turns out to be a giant magnifying glass parabolic reflector as well as a 37-story skyscraper, melting cars and forcing pedestrians to shield their eyes on the street. The most recent casualty is this Jaguar XJ.

It only took an hour of parking on the street for businessman Martin Lindsay to end up with a Jaguar that had most if its plastics melted beyond repair. He is not the only one. Another unlucky driver came back to his van only to find a melted dashboard and a twisted bottle of Lucozade in the cabin.

The building's developers so far have only managed to close three parking bays with the help of the City of London.

Naturally, Londoners have already given a new nickname to this very bright building, which shall be known from now on as the Walkie Scorchie.

Image credit: Getty Images/BBC Source: City A.M.