So said the architect of London’s “walkie-talkie” skyscraper, in concave form which focuses the sun’s rays to very high temps:
In an interview with The Guardian, Viñoly said that horizontal louvre windows on the south side that had been intended to prevent this problem were removed at some point during the planning process. While he conceded that there had been “a lot of mistakes” with the building, he agreed with the building’s developers that the sun was too high in the sky on that particular day. “[I] didn’t realise it was going to be so hot,” he said, suggesting that global warming was at fault. “When I first came to London years ago, it wasn’t like this … Now you have all these sunny days.”
Not my fault, he says. The phrase of our age.