The Walkie Talkie building part one – Walkie Scorchie

The Walkie Talkie building (with the less inspiring official name of 20 Fenchurch Street) in the City of London was completed in Spring 2014, and recently opened it’s top floors – known as the Sky Garden – to the public. In Autumn of 2013 during construction the building briefly became known as the Walkie Scorchie, as the sun reflected off of the concave glass creating a ray of light so hot that it melted parts of cars and heated the pavement to the point that you could fry an egg on it. This of course caused a media frenzy and I went along to photograph the events. [Since then the glass has been covered in a non reflective film to prevent this from happening].









Published by Ben Rowe

I take photos of life, for work and for pleasure...mainly in London but sometimes further afield.

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