World Trade Center from Long Island City. The back-sloping façade reflects low angle of incidence of the sun beams at a morning hour towards the city and at some cases towards the sky.

A New York City man captured a photo of an unusual beam of light reflecting off One World Trade days before the anniversary of the terror attacks of September

Called “The Walkie-Talkie” the 20 Fenchurch Street completed in 2013, is the second project by Rafael Vinoly, concentrating sun rays. The south glass façade with its parabolic shape reflected the sun rays towards the London financial district streets. Because of its shape it has reportedly melted the bodywork of vehicles in the adjacent streets and caused damage to neighboring buildings.

Now the Walkie Talkie building is melting BICYCLES: Dazzling light reflected from giant London skyscraper scorches bike seats (and you can even fry an egg)

No more Walkie Scorchie! London skyscraper which melted cars by reflecting sunlight is fitted with shading

The University library with its forward and backward sloping glass facade resembling a diamond reflected the sun rays towards an adjacent traffic intersection point blinding the car drivers.

The University library with its forward and backward sloping glass facade resembling a diamond reflected the sun rays towards an adjacent traffic intersection point blinding the car drivers.

Freedom Tower's natural light tribute to the World Trade Center

Freedom Tower's natural light tribute to the World Trade Center

The Freedom Tower in New York was photographed on Friday in a rare moment in which it reflected a beam of light straight into the sky.

Dallas Museum Tower, a 42-story building melting paintings in adjacent art gallery

Search Ends for Solution to Museum Tower's Glare Problems at Nasher Sculpture Center

Image 1 of 3 from gallery of Search Ends for Solution to Museum Tower's Glare Problems at Nasher Sculpture Center. Photograph from 2012 showing the glare from the Museum Tower

“Walkie Talkie” / Rafael Viñoly Architects. Had to be retrofitted with sunshades

Work On Walkie Talkie Fix Will Start This Month

The Freiburg University Library by  Degelo Architekten and IttenBrechbühl with its high glossy facade was reflecting the sun beams towards an adjacent traffic cross.  The solar reflection  was so intense that shortly after its opening in 2015 the building had to covered by stripes of fabric and later retrofitted by facade panels with materials with a lower specular reflectance.

The Freiburg University Library by Degelo Architekten and IttenBrechbühl with its high glossy facade was reflecting the sun beams towards an adjacent traffic cross. The solar reflection was so intense that shortly after its opening in 2015 the building had to covered by stripes of fabric and later retrofitted by facade panels with materials with a lower specular reflectance.

The One World Trade Center by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill completed in 2014. Having also a strong symbolic meaning, built on the site of the previous World Trade Center “Twin Towers”, the solar reflections from the back-sloping glass façade have gained almost an iconic status among the public.

The reflection of light off of 1 World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) this morning.

a 400-foot tall kinetic sculpture doubles as a sun-shading device to prevent glare from entering the dallas art gallery designed by renzo piano.

REX and front shade nasher sculpture center with SURYA

Exterior gardens by PWP Landscape Architecture in Nasher Sculpture Center by Renzo Piano

Exterior gardens by PWP Landscape Architecture in Nasher Sculpture Center by Renzo Piano

Dispute around glare caused by Museum Tower still not resolved. Timeline of the dispute.

Fights, fantasy fixes and the FBI: Museum Tower and Nasher still at odds over glare after five years

Dispute around glare caused by Museum Tower still not resolved. Timeline of the dispute.

Shard London, Renzo Piano, blinds train drivers, also due to internal reflection people can see in neighboring appartments

Renzo Piano‘s latest project, the Shard, has recently moved to the construction phase. The ft high skyscraper will be the tallest building i.

The Vdara hotel in Las Vegas has a serious design flaw: It's highly reflective glass creates a "death ray" on the pool area.

The 'death ray hotel' burning Las Vegas visitors came up with a simple fix

The Vdara hotel in Las Vegas has a serious design flaw: It's highly reflective glass creates a "death ray" on the pool area.

Contrarian Metal Resources - Project - Los Angeles High School #9   Actions taken to minimize glare occurrence during project preparation

Contrarian Metal Resources - Project - Los Angeles High School #9 Actions taken to minimize glare occurrence during project preparation

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