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London's car-melting skyscraper wins architectural horrors award

The 37-storey office tower in the City of London was nicknamed the Walkie Talkie due to its curved shape before a car-melting incident in 2013 spawned a new moniker, the Walkie Scorchie.


A LONDON skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors.

Officially called 20 Fenchurch Street, the 37-