A collection of media articles and tweets highlighting 1) the dangers of sun glare while driving, 2) the issue of shadowing due to urban development, and 3) fun sun facts. They are public interest stories compiled and shared to educate and raise awareness. Sources, credits and links are provided for articles and images, and it is my belief that the fair dealing exception in Canada's Copyright Act applies. However, if you wish your item removed, simply ask.
MB - Plans for what will be Winnipeg’s tallest building have been released by
Ontario-based property developers.
Winnipeg will be located on a building site currently housing a parking lot in
the city’s downtown core. The mixed-use project’s design will reach up to 40
storeys and include more than 300 residential units, office, and retail space…
Lays Plans to Dim Walkie Talkie’s Solar Rays
UK - A solar collector is a kind of power plant that works by bouncing the
sun’s rays off a concave mirror and using the resulting beam of light to heat
by accident, that’s what some London property developers made when they built
the tapering skyscraper known affectionately as the Walkie Talkie at 20
Fenchurch Street in London’s financial district…
UK - The Walkie-Talkie Building, at 20 Fenchurch St., in London, has suddenly
become the Walkie-Scorchie Building for melting a Jaguar in its focused
reflection of the sun's rays. And rather than mumbling into its sleeve, the
architectural establishment is condemning its design by celebrity architect
Rafael Viñoly. Most of his bad architecture goes uncriticized…
waterfront development, Harmony Village, draws fire at meeting
ON - Harmony Village drew a crowd Monday, just maybe not the audience it
Council Chamber at Barrie City Hall was filled for a marathon public meeting on
a rezoning application for the huge, proposed residential/retail development
near the waterfront.
five towers ranging from 22 to 31 storeys, Harmony Village would have 1,255
units in highrises and townhouses for 3,000 residents, a hotel, dinner theatre,
community centre, medical offices and a wellness centre on the 6.8-acre site.
message from residents is it’s too much — in terms of height, density, traffic,
shadowing, noise, etc…
buildings fry their surroundings? > Fryscrapers - Tall buildings that cook
stories below highlight the immense power of the sun, especially when its rays
are concentrated and focussed inadvertently as a result of the design/shape of
the building.These examples have been
well-documented and they have gained world-wide attention.Two are currently (Sep 2013) in the news -
Walkie Talkie and Museum Tower…