REPORTER: It's called the Walkie Talkie because of its shape - and it's definitely London's hottest new building. Reflected sunlight from the glass windows is causing problems on the streets below. The owner of a Jaguar was horrified to find his car was melting in its parking space - which has since been closed off to vehicles. People who work in the area say the luxury car isn't the only victim.
BUSINESSMAN: "Yesterday people were feeling this bike saddle that had actually caught alight and the smoke was rising up off of there. But also it just gets so hot and you put your hand out into the light and immediately it's like scorching you right away."
MAN: "It gets the top of your feet the worst if you're wearing leather shoes. You can't stand it for too long."
REPORTER: This restaurant has suffered a melted chair and damaged tiles. The burning question though, is: how to solve the problem? Solar Physicist, Simon Foster has a possible solution.
SIMON FOSTER, SOLAR PHYSICIST, IMPERIAL COLLEGE: "Coating some sort of kind of paint or something that actually scatters the light out so it doesn't come down or absorbs some of that energy so it's not as hot down here but obviously you've got to cover that entire surface or the area, which is a problem. And that's gonna take a long time and you've actually got to come up with a coating that will actually go on the glass."
REPORTER: On reflection, perhaps it's best to avoid this part of London for the time being.
1. "London's hottest new building": describing something as 'hot' can mean that it is new, exciting and very popular - or that it has a high temperature.
2. "burning question": a burning question is an important and very urgent problem. And, of course, the building is actually burning things.
3. "On reflection" means "after careful thought". And, of course, things are being damaged by the sun's reflection from the building..