Parabolic office block melts car
It’s such an ugly building, too. I quite like the Gherkin, but it’s now being overshadowed by three ugly rectangular blocks.Posted 4 years ago
I’m not sure that it would have been possible to forecast this happening, but my sympathies lie with the poor bloke coming back to find that damage.
I think the note should have said ‘buckled’, but you can never tell with builders… 😉CountZeroMember
From this angle, the building looks flat, and it’s actually further away from the three behind than I’d thought.
Still ugly, though, and looking at it, I’ve realised that that curved face is looking south, so it has the sun on it all day.
You would have thought that they might have considered how reflected sunlight might behave with that curved face…
Posted 4 years agojulianwilsonMember
I am reading this book at the moment.Posted 4 years ago
He is pretty scathing about these buildings in London which get nicknamed by the architect/builder (and not the people. IIRC the Gherkin is a genuine nickname, the other recent ones are fabricated) and then ‘marketed as such: “Oooh look, our building is like a giant shard, we’re like sooooo quirky!”.corrodedMember
There’s a hotel in Vegas with the same problem: http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/29/vdara-hotel-death-ray-claiming-victims-in-the-las-vegas-strip/Posted 4 years ago
13,000 tonnes of structural and reinforcing steel
That not enough for you, UK steel manufacturer?
The steel frame was made in UK at factories in Bury, Scarborough and Wetherb and was installed by Bury-based William Hare Structural Engineers.
Or did you want it clad in steel too, with arrow slits?Posted 4 years ago
Well, there’s a right media scrum converged on a bright patch of pavement on Eastcheap at the moment. The great and the good of the world’s media are assembled, filming an egg in a frying pan.
As we all know, frying eggs are to tempertature as Wales is to area.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
I’m quite impressed by the response of the developers though.
I’m more impressed at the response of the owner:
“I said: ‘I am the owner. Crikey, that’s awful.'”
“Crikey” – yep that’s exactly the word I would use if I’d just discovered someone had melted my Jaguar! 😆Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
I hope that Mr Viñolyis’ PI insurance gets spanked to within an inch of its life.Posted 4 years ago
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