Walkie Talkie developers build screen to stop 'death ray' « The Guardian
Shield is erected after shops in City of London complain of burning carpets and melted furniture
I have to say, I think this bit is priceless.
So for the long-term are they planning to fix the elevation of the sun in the sky?"This solution should minimise the impact on the local area over the next two to three weeks, after which time the phenomenon is expected to have disappeared," they said in a statement, blaming the problem on "the current elevation of the sun in the sky" – rather than the design of their building.
Looking forward to the repeat stories next year.
Lol how long have you lived there John? 5 minutes?
elsiegee40 (5th September 2013)
Long enough to know its warmer here than up north, first time I'm not feeling cold in September and needing to have the heating on / sit in loads of layers. However it is a bit too hot at times
You're getting soft John! Wait til London gets it's annual 5mm of snow and everything grinds to a halt, then you'll be remembering just what winter weather is really like in the Dales!
The center very rarely gets any snow, but as 90% of the daily population of the centre comes from the outskirts.. where it DOES snow.
and since 5mm of snow is enough for most "modern" rail networks to just roll over and give up!
It is pretty much a moot point
They have gotten better at handling snow though. It's a yearly occurance so everyone is tooled up and prepared to avoid more bad press from clogged roads and rails.
Plus I think there are plans to convert the three rail corridors in the south to overhead power which helps with ice-related breakdowns.
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