Lighting is key in museum exhibits. So important to the Nasher Sculpture Center in downtown Dallas, that early in its design, covenants were agreed to with surrounding land owners to limit how light would reflect or be directed into the museum space. The Nasher's new neighbor, the 42 story Museum Condo complex, is throwing a lot more light on the museum (pun intended). The reflective glass on the exterior of the condo complex is directing sunlight into the Nasher which not only changes the way Nasher displays the art from a design element, but also can damage any artwork displayed in the spaces impacted.
While the dispute has been ongoing for sometime, the two parties are acting like good neighbors in jointly retaining Dallas attorney and civic leader Tom Luce to mediate the dispute and develop a resolution to this matter.
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