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Fire and Police Pension Board Stops Search To Fix Museum Tower Glare

by Anne Bothwell 28 Aug 2015 4:19 PM

The board of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund has voted to stop looking for a solution to the glare cast by Museum Tower. The pension fund owns the $200 million residential high rise in the arts district. And for years, it’s been negotiating with the Nasher Sculpture Center to find a solution to the glare problem, which Nasher officials say is damaging its artwork and gardens.

On Thursday, pension board members voted to stop working with a consultant studying ways Museum Tower could be modified to address the glare. And the board directed Museum Tower’s sales team to tell potential buyers no modifications to the building are planned.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Scott Griggs and Philip Kingston, two City Council members on the board, were not there for Thursday’s vote. City Council member Lee Kleinman told the News he was the only pension board member to vote against the resolution.

A Nasher spokeswoman directed requests for comment to Nasher Board President David Haemisegger, who could not be reached Friday afternoon.