tower_05 A photo taken from the top of Museum Tower shows reflected light hitting the Nasher. photography courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center

3. Towering Inferno: Our May cover story laid out the ongoing fight between the Nasher Sculpture Center and the neighboring Museum Tower about what can and should be done to prevent reflected light from the tower's glass from baking the museum's garden each summer.

"A study commissioned by the Nasher shows that reflected light is affecting not just the Nasher but also the Dallas Museum of Art, Hunt Oil Tower, and the soon-to-open Klyde Warren Park over Woodall Rodgers. The first two have dealt with the assault by drawing blinds; it remains to be seen how the park, which is closer to Museum Tower, will fare.

How did this happen? How could someone build a $200 million project in the Arts District that is in the process of destroying the very museum it uses in its marketing materials to sell million-dollar condos? Did no one stop to think?"