Renzo Piano’s Nasher Museum in Dallas Has Sunburn Problem


The center, designed by Renzo Piano and Peter Walker, was considered so appealing that a 42-story condominium called Museum Tower sprouted across the street. But the glass skin of the condo tower, still under construction, now reflects so much light that it is threatening artworks in the galleries, burning the plants in the center’s garden and blinding visitors with its glare.

Source: NYTimes.

An unfortunate problem that the museum’s architect can do nothing about but this is a mess than the city officials created. That’s why you need a holistic planning approach when you’re revitalizing a block.