This morning, we received the following tip from our friends at Inhabitat:
(The new Gehry building in Lower Manhattan) is so incredibly reflective that it has set fire on more than one occasion to surrounding buildings. The New York Fire Department reported that the concentrated reflections from the shiny stainless steel are so hot that they caused fires on the roofs of several nearby buildings over the course of the last few weeks, including the Verizon Tower (shown below), Pace University and New York Downtown Hospital.
More info and some truly unbelievable photos here.
UPDATE 6:28pm: Happy April Fool’s!