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Old August 13th, 2013, 06:54 PM   #1601
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All we need is a tower inbetween 20 Fenchurch and the others and we got ourself a diamond skyline!

I'm not too sure what that building is with the curved roof inbetween the main cluster and 20 Fenchurch (not the Willis Building), but that could be replaced with something very nice!

I agree. That one really has to go.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #1602
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Old August 15th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #1603
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We are hopefully installing a Cantideck on the roof garden level of 20 Fenchurch Street, I thought you may be interested in some of the photos taken on the site visit.


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Old August 15th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #1604
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nice pics again
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Old August 15th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #1605
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Old August 16th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #1606
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^ Those pictures are outstanding. The City is just looking beautiful.

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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:22 PM   #1607
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This is what Richard Rogers had to say about the Walkie-Talkie, "It blocks everything. It's got no light and shadows, no change. It's really 'look at me.'"

I don't think he's a fan.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:40 PM   #1608
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Old August 21st, 2013, 06:02 PM   #1609
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This is what Richard Rogers had to say about the Walkie-Talkie, "It blocks everything. It's got no light and shadows, no change. It's really 'look at me.'"

I don't think he's a fan.
Are you sure he's not a fan? I think he is
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Old August 21st, 2013, 09:54 PM   #1610
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From the top of the 30 St Mary Axe, aka The Gherkin

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 02:03 AM   #1611
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A sore thumb looking shape of a building.....
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 05:18 AM   #1612
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 07:52 PM   #1613
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Death Ray!

According to this article in The Independent, the Walkie Talkie focuses rays of the Sun onto points on the ground that become hotspots. It can melt plastic in cars parked there.

Some of the commenters on the article think it's a publicity stunt.

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Developers have promised urgent action to “cover up” the Walkie Talkie skyscraper in the City after an ultra-bright light reflected from the building melted a Jaguar car on the streets below.

The 525ft, £200 million building has been renamed the “Walkie Scorchie” after its distinctive concave surfaces reflected a dazzling beam of light which blinded passers-by and has now caused extensive damage to vehicles parked beneath it.

Martin Lindsay, director of a tiling company, left his Jaguar XJ for one hour opposite the building, and returned to find warped panels along its side, accompanied by a smell of burning plastic.

“They’re going to have to think of something. I’m gutted,” he told City A.M. “How can they let this continue?”

Eddie Cannon, a heating and air conditioning engineer, said his Vauxhall Vevaro had suffered similar damage: “The van looks a total mess – every bit of plastic on the left hand side and everything on the dashboard has melted, including a bottle of Lucozade that looks like it has been baked. When I got in the van it was a really strange light - like it was illuminated and they were filming.”

Passers-by have been forced to avert their eyes from blinding rays emitted from glass windows recently installed on the south side of the 37-storey building.

Designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, due to be completed in 2014, has been created so that its floor plates widen at the top of building, which houses a publicly-accessible Skygarden observation deck.

David Banks, a PR consultant who felt the force of the intense beam, said: “It is like a huge lens. It is magnifying the sunbeam. It’s like trying to fry ants with a magnifying glass.”

He added: “It was uncomfortable to be underneath and I was conscious that it was probably unsafe to spend too long under that particular beam.” Mr Banks expressed concern that the blinding rays could impair motorists’ vision.

Joint developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf said they are looking into the incident. In statement they said: “As a precautionary measure, the City of London has agreed to suspend three parking bays in the area which may be affected.”

A spokesman added: “The developers are on the site. It’s their priority to find out more and see what kind of solution can be out into place.”

Royal Sun Alliance are among the tenants who have signed leases for the building, in the heart of the City’s insurance district, ahead of its completion.

Whilst vertical louvers provide sun shading on the building’s east and west elevations, following the fanning form and organic curves of the building, the north and south elevations feature extensive glazing to maximize views.

Rafael Viñoly said he designed 20 Fenchurch Street “to respect the city’s historic character, following the contour of the river and the medieval streets that bound the site, while further contributing to the evolution of the high-rise building type.”
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 10:55 PM   #1614
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The same thing happened with some of Frank Gehry's buildings.
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 11:20 PM   #1615
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 12:07 AM   #1616
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According to this article in The Independent, the Walkie Talkie focuses rays of the Sun onto points on the ground that become hotspots. It can melt plastic in cars parked there.


Well it do looks pretty familiar to this, The largest solar furnace in the world, located in Odeillo, France (or is it the former larger solar furnace in the world, that is, until they finished this building )







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Old September 3rd, 2013, 02:14 AM   #1617
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Walkie Talkie could generate its own power.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 07:39 AM   #1618
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That concave surface has caused parts of a car to melt

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Old September 3rd, 2013, 10:56 PM   #1620
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Any change for this disgrace to the London skyline to be demolished?
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