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Feud over skyscraper's glare intensifies

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The impasse between the Nasher Sculpture Center and neighboring Museum Tower appears to be getting deeper.

Just steps from the exciting new deck park in downtown Dallas, the ugly feud between the giants of the Dallas Arts District has hit a new snag over how to solve the problem of solar glare reflecting off Museum Tower.

"It's a pretty intense shine," said Stephanie Rogers.

"It's pretty noticeable," added Dave Rogers.

The light also affects the delicate exhibits at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

The Nasher offered up a solution similar to one used on a skyscraper in Germany – install about 1,000 computer-synced louvers on the west side of the tower that change with the phases of the sun. They create a kind of skin and cut down on the glare.

Museum Tower said it would study the idea, but questioned how well the louvers would hold up against the high winds in the Dallas area. It also voiced concerns about the look, cost and time.

The city said it's back to the drawing board.

"This is not about blaming. This is about finding a solution for both parties," said Mayor Mike Rawlings.

The Nasher has since asked residents to reach out to their city representatives to complain.

Even though the summer is still a good six months away, both parties still seem to be light years apart.

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