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General Chat Thread, New London skyscaper melts car in General; Originally Posted by Arthur It's so sunny people are getting sun tans while standing outside Maplin. I would laugh so ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It's so sunny people are getting sun tans while standing outside Maplin.

    I would laugh so much if it melted the traffic cones.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Unbelievable... thing is, I can't think of a way they can fix it without taking the curve out of the glass, which would be a major overhaul at this point...

    There was talk about sand blasting the glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Unbelievable... thing is, I can't think of a way they can fix it without taking the curve out of the glass, which would be a major overhaul at this point...

    Better to just fit it with a series of mirrors and use it to provide free sun tans to Essex (though I suspect the economy might collapse with all those dried up sales of fake tan and tanning beds)
    window tinting film like used on cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    window tinting film like used on cars
    The window will still reflect as much, if not more, energy!

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    The architect has done this before.

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    I wonder if there's any way to make glass that absorbs some of the sun's rays and somehow makes energy..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    I wonder if there's any way to make glass that absorbs some of the sun's rays and somehow makes energy..?
    Yes, there is already. I was watching Grand Designs a while ago. The glass absorbs during the day and expels the heat during the evening.

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    'The new building was designed by Uruguayan-born architect Rafael Vinoly, who reportedly had similar problems with the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Yes, there is already. I was watching Grand Designs a while ago. The glass absorbs during the day and expels the heat during the evening.
    So basically, no need for central heating? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    So basically, no need for central heating? lol
    Heat Absorbing Glass Windows - Zissil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    I would laugh so much if it melted the traffic cones.....
    That Maplin store should have a bank of their solar panels in the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It's so sunny people are getting sun tans while standing outside Maplin.

    Why are people standing right in the middle of the beam though? Especially the guy who looks like he's (unsurprisingly) struggling to read his phone's screen. There's loads of more shaded areas around them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Why are people standing right in the middle of the beam though?
    They're working on their tan.

    Better[citation needed] and cheaper than a sunbed.

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    Some more "Fryscraper" pics...









    The light reflected off of The Shard is quite bright too.


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