The question of whether London's property market is overheating seems, for some at least, to have been answered.
The owners of one of the City's most distinctive skyscrapers are mulling a partial redesign after sunlight reflected from its concave windows scorched pedestrians and damaged parked cars.
Land Securities, which is developing the Walkie-Talkie tower in the City of London with Canary Wharf Group, said on Monday that it was working on a solution. The group has already taken the emergency measure of suspending the parking bays beneath the glare, which, according to reports, is six times as bright as average light readings in the Square Mile.
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In a statement, Land Securities and Canary Wharf said: "The phenomenon is caused by the current elevation of the sun in the sky. It currently lasts for approximately 2 hours per day, with initial modelling suggesting that it will be present for approximately 2-3 weeks."