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Erwin Wurm's Parking Space

solution to Walkie Talkie car fry ups
 
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The new Walkie Talkie building in London has been melting cars parked in a critical spot that is the focal point of a type of city life death ray. This ray is being create by the curved geometry of the Walkie Talkie's window array gathering the light of the sun and concentrating it in a particular area.

The solution to this problem is to permanently occupy the particular affected area or parking spot with one of Erwin Wurm's most excellent fat car sculptures.

As an alternative, there is also the Glue Society's melted ice cream van, but I think this is a bit too obvious and visually loud. (See links)

xenzag, Sep 04 2013

Erwin Wurm fat car http://www.lustnati.../artist/erwin-wurm/
one of my favourite artists [xenzag, Sep 04 2013]

Glue Society Melted Ice Cream Truck http://www.thisisco...y-the-glue-society/
Great fun, but a bit obvious [xenzag, Sep 04 2013]

Melted Car http://www.bbc.co.u...s/magazine-23944679
courtesy of the hideous Walkie Talkie Building in London [xenzag, Sep 04 2013]

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       Perhaps better to point out to architects of tall buildings that for years they have been missing the chance to use their constructions as solar energy collectors ...
8th of 7, Sep 04 2013
  

       Use the parking space for the collector horn of a radio telescope?
lurch, Sep 04 2013
  

       The same architect did a similar thing before...the building was called a "fry scraper".   

       Sun dial?   

       Or at night...the opposite with a laser?
Ling, Sep 04 2013
  

       I mean look at that bloody building. How much more expensive was it to construct the concave wall, as opposed to a normal, vertical one? Twice as expensive? Three times?   

       What a huge waste of resources.
Custardguts, Sep 04 2013
  

       After some internet searching, I think I found the reason. The owner said that he wanted a building based on the shape of some kind of fish...they settled on Balik Salmon. But then they wanted two of the buildings next to each other. A pair of Balik buildings...
Ling, Sep 05 2013
  

       solar-power in the summer, homeless shelter in the winter ?   

       Gotta admit it's rather a step forward in urban planning: from "that highrise is wrecking the view" to "it burns ! it burns !"
FlyingToaster, Sep 05 2013
  

       //The problem is how to protect parked cars from being melted// This is the halfbakery, so I proposed a halfbaked solution. Of course there are plenty of sensible solutions.
xenzag, Sep 05 2013
  

       For distribution around the neighbouring streets and premises, large polished stainless steel panels mounted on lightweight frames, to be angled perpendicular to the direction of the hideous building.
pocmloc, Sep 05 2013
  

       The solution is just to use car paint which will withstand temperatures equal to those on the surface of the sun. Apparently.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 05 2013
  

       Erm, it only works when there is sunlight, so basically it's a once a year occurrence, probably soon have it's own festival
not_morrison_rm, Sep 06 2013
  

       All the more reason to place one of Erwin's cars there... wrap it up, and unveil it at the appropriate time of the year when the sun begins to heat up that particular spot.
xenzag, Sep 06 2013
  

       //appropriate time of the year// What's the likelyhood of a ray of sunshine in the end-of-March, beginning-of-April sort of season?
lurch, Sep 10 2013
  

       In hell, or London? In hell you might have a shot. London, no chance.
RayfordSteele, Sep 10 2013
  

       Erwin Schrödinger car - don't look, it might be melted
Erwin Chargaff car - he's pretty bitter it came out twisted like that
Erwin Rommel car - like you're fighting your way out of the Sahara
lurch, Sep 11 2013
  

       Ever had a moment when you forget where you parked the car?   

       "I'm sure I left it here! Hang on a moment...what's that puddle on the floor?"
Ling, Sep 11 2013
  
      
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