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London’s Walkie-Talkie ‘Fryscraper’ Draws Crowds in Heat

For the next three weeks, Londoners and tourists will have the chance to marvel at the city’s latest attraction: A beam of light so hot it melted parts of a Jaguar sports car and sparked a fire at a local barber shop.

On the hottest September day in seven years, office workers and tourists jostled for space yesterday on Eastcheap in the City of London financial district to see the curved 37-story Walkie Talkie skyscraper focus a ray of light that was measured at more than 110 degrees Celsius (230 degrees Fahrenheit).