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Glaring problem: London skyscraper accused of melting a car to get permanent sunshade
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:06 AM EDT
A London skyscraper that drew ire for having a glare so strong it melted nearby cars and shops will get a permanent fix.
Last September the 37-story building made headlines when a Jaguar owner who parked his car at its foot complained that the solar glare melted part of the vehicle. Locals also said the heat blistered paintwork and burnt a hole in a floor mat.
Developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf said Thursday a permanent sunshade made of "horizontal aluminum fins" will solve the problem by absorbing and diffusing sunlight.