The otherwise uninteresting Vinoly Vdara Hotel building in Vegas hides an odd feature: it can actually cook you. For an unfortunate confluence of angles (*), the curvy south façade collects and bounces sun rays directly to the hotel’s swimming pool, melting clients shopping bags and even burning their hair. Las Vegas Death Ray, they call it.
“Pintas told the Review-Journal that at midday Sept. 16, after a brief dip in the hotel pool, he was sunning on a recliner. He was on his stomach, relaxed, eyes closed.
But suddenly, the lawyer became so uncomfortably hot that he leaped up to move. He tried to put on his flip-flop sandals but, inexplicably, they were too hot to touch. So he ran barefoot to the shade.
“I was effectively being cooked,” Pintas said. “I started running as fast as I could without looking like a lunatic.”
Then he smelled an odor, and realized it was coming from his head, where a bit of hair had been scorched. It was about 12:20 p.m., as best Pintas can recall.”
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* : Via: Things Magazine