Is building in Tempe blinding drivers and fans?

Posted at 12:14 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 14:14:39-05

The new multi-million dollar State Farm building in Tempe isn't a welcome sight for some drivers on Rio Salado Parkway. Drivers are complaining the sun's reflection off the all glass facade is blinding.

The peak time for the intense reflection is during rush hour. One driver says he noticed it as soon as the glass went into the building.

"It's like somebody taking a mirror and reflecting the sun off it right into your eyes," said Scott Leblang who drives west on Rio Salado everyday. "If there's a pedestrian there, you may not see them because of the glare."

After this story aired on ABC15 Mornings, a viewer said she noticed the glare during games at Sun Devil Stadium. She said everyone had to put sunglasses on while sitting on the eastside of the stadium.

The developer of the building told ABC15 it will take information and meet with their team to evaluate the concerns.

A City of Tempe spokesperson said, "there is not a belief at this time that there is a hazardous condition involving the site."