A Design Flaw Is Turning the London Shard Hotel Into a Voyeur's Dream
You'd think staying in the tallest skyscraper in London would afford you some privacy. But visitors at the newly-opened hotel inside of the Shard are being creeped out by the bizarre effects of a simple design flaw—which reflects the view inside of certain rooms directly onto the windows of nearby guests at night. According to The Guardian, a mistake in architect Renzo Piano's detailing means that visitors to the Shangri-La Hotel are getting a perfect view into other rooms. And this isn't your average Rear Window- type of situation you might find at hotels like the Standard in Manhattan, where guests knowingly show off inside of their glass-walled rooms. Because, in this case, visitors don't realize they're on display.