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Intense sunlight reflects off the 37-story skyscraper nicknamed the "Walkie Talkie" in London last year. The building drew ire for having a glare so strong it melted nearby cars and shops. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

(Bloomberg) — Engineers are trying to find out why two steel bolts broke off from the 47-story London tower known as the Cheesegrater, falling five floors to the street.

The base of the unoccupied building on Leadenhall Street in the City of London financial district was cordoned off after the incident, which caused no injuries, according to a statement yesterday from owner British Land Co. Each bolt is about 1 meter (3 feet) long, a spokeswoman said.

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