London’s “Walkie Talkie” generates press: Skyline impacts, cars and bikes melted

"Walkie Talkie" highrise in London, UK (photos: March 2015)

“Walkie Talkie” highrise in London, UK (photos: March 2015)

The Guardian has published two articles that are highly critical about the “Walkie Talkie” tower that has recently been added to the London skyline. Both articles are well worth the read:

The Walkie Talkie is a sty in London’s eye – and proves we can’t say no to money (Ned Beauman)

Carbuncle Cup: Walkie Talkie wins prize for worst building of the year (Oliver Wainwrighth)

The “Walkie Talkie” building previously made headlines when it was reported that the concave surface of the building reflected and focused light so intensely that it melted cars and bicycles:

‘Walkie-Talkie’ skyscraper melts Jaguar car parts (BBC)

Now the Walkie Talkie building is melting BICYCLES: Dazzling light reflected from giant London skyscraper scorches bike seats (and you can even fry an egg) (Daily Mail)

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