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(Chron)   The mirrorerd siding on Dallas' newest skyscraper is so bright, it may be damaging artwork at a nearby sculpture center   (blog.chron.com) divider line 118
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2012-06-26 03:41:18 PM
This reminds me of when the Walt Disney Concert Hall was frying people on the sidewalk until they sanded it down.
 
2012-06-26 03:44:03 PM
We're bigtime now! We're on Fark!

Anyway, Museum Tower is about to file a lawsuit against the Nasher because of the bad publicity. Apparently the Museum Tower developers aren't familiar with the Streisand Effect. Also, now the sun is being reflected into other million dollar condos across the way. So Dallas definitely blew it fixing this one.
 
2012-06-26 04:10:56 PM
That damn JR.... Does his evil know no bounds?!
 
2012-06-26 04:15:56 PM

question_dj: bad publicity


farm2.staticflickr.com

Those twin gold bastards just north of Caruth Haven on 75 do a pretty good job of incinerating retinas on a daily basis, and have done so for well over 30 years.

People will get over it.
 
2012-06-26 04:24:04 PM

FirstNationalBastard: That damn JR.... Does his evil know no bounds?!


Didn't he get possessed by the devil at the end of the show's original run?
 
2012-06-26 04:26:06 PM
mojoimage.com
 
2012-06-26 04:46:54 PM

markie_farkie: Those twin gold bastards just north of Caruth Haven on 75 do a pretty good job of incinerating retinas on a daily basis, and have done so for well over 30 years.


Tell me about it. I love stopping at the light on the Central service road at Caruth or Southwestern and having to close my left eye because if I don't I might lose it.
 
2012-06-26 04:55:31 PM

gopher321: [mojoimage.com image 312x162]


Mythbusters did it
 
2012-06-26 05:02:25 PM
FTA: "You really cannot look outside," Petey Parker tells the TV station. The glare focuses on her 19th floor home every morning the sun shines. "This will last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. It just depends. That's too long."

Oh settle down. 15-30 minutes. There's a small space in one of my front doors that puts a glare right smack dab in my eyes for 15 minutes at around 5-7pm depending on the season/day. And its right where I sit to watch TV. I go do something else for a bit.

This building is reflecting the friggin' sun. If you were on the other side of your home, the sun itself would be doing the same thing, idiot!
 
2012-06-26 05:07:28 PM
Also FTA: Nasher Sculpture Center was the first to complain, with worries that the glare is damaging its priceless art, WFAA reports.

Really? you have art ourside and didn't do anything to UV-proof it?
 
2012-06-26 05:26:40 PM
Rugged, boot-strappy personal liberty vs corporate influence. Tough call, Dallas.
 
2012-06-26 05:36:49 PM
Well they shouldn't have made the nearby building from popsicle sticks.
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At least the escalator to nowhere is ok.
 
2012-06-26 05:55:06 PM
At least 85% of downtown Dallas is made entirely of glass. Why is this one causing a kerfuffle?
 
2012-06-26 06:00:07 PM
i.imgur.com

Glass glass glass
 
2012-06-26 06:20:51 PM

Di Atribe: At least 85% of downtown Dallas is made entirely of glass. Why is this one causing a kerfuffle?


It's like an architectural Pokemon -- it's super reflective.
 
2012-06-26 06:30:25 PM

downstairs: FTA: "You really cannot look outside," Petey Parker tells the TV station. The glare focuses on her 19th floor home every morning the sun shines. "This will last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. It just depends. That's too long."

Oh settle down. 15-30 minutes.


Seriously. Awwww...We're so SORRY that you have to put up with up to HALF-AN-HOUR worth of sunlight a day as you lounge in your f*cking million-dollar penthouse condo. PARDON US that you're forced to deal with ENVIRONMENTAL PHENOMENA. Won't somebody think of the tight-assed, entitled, over-privileged prigs of the world?

F*cking first world problems. For chrissakes...Loosen the bone, Wilma.
 
2012-06-26 06:31:21 PM

MaxxLarge: downstairs: FTA: "You really cannot look outside," Petey Parker tells the TV station. The glare focuses on her 19th floor home every morning the sun shines. "This will last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. It just depends. That's too long."

Oh settle down. 15-30 minutes.

Seriously. Awwww...We're so SORRY that you have to put up with up to HALF-AN-HOUR worth of sunlight a day as you lounge in your f*cking million-dollar penthouse condo. PARDON US that you're forced to deal with ENVIRONMENTAL PHENOMENA. Won't somebody think of the tight-assed, entitled, over-privileged prigs of the world?

F*cking first world problems. For chrissakes...Loosen the bone, Wilma.


Or just buy a goddamn shade for your window? Is this farking hard?
 
2012-06-26 06:34:20 PM

Di Atribe: Or just buy a goddamn shade for your window? Is this farking hard?


Reminds me of this.
 
2012-06-26 06:34:53 PM

MaxxLarge: F*cking first world problems. For chrissakes...Loosen the bone, Wilma.


It's a shame these are $10 each at IKEA. $1 million penthouse owners would NEVER be able to afford them...

www.ikea.com
 
2012-06-26 06:40:15 PM

markie_farkie: It's a shame these are $10 each at IKEA. $1 million penthouse owners would NEVER be able to afford them...


Honestly. I guess it's just easier to ß!+ç# about it, and blame someone else for your problems, than it is to BUY SOME F*CKING BLINDS.
 
2012-06-26 06:48:39 PM
looks like the architect didn't do his work

also, how hard would it be to erect a wall of solar panels to catch this reflection?
 
2012-06-26 06:49:15 PM

MaxxLarge: markie_farkie: It's a shame these are $10 each at IKEA. $1 million penthouse owners would NEVER be able to afford them...

Honestly. I guess it's just easier to ß!+ç# about it, and blame someone else for your problems, than it is to BUY SOME F*CKING BLINDS.


Except that some of the artwork that is getting allegedly getting damaged are sculptures which are outside, and cannot be moved indoors.
 
2012-06-26 06:55:43 PM

Di Atribe: MaxxLarge: downstairs: FTA: "You really cannot look outside," Petey Parker tells the TV station. The glare focuses on her 19th floor home every morning the sun shines. "This will last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. It just depends. That's too long."

Oh settle down. 15-30 minutes.

Seriously. Awwww...We're so SORRY that you have to put up with up to HALF-AN-HOUR worth of sunlight a day as you lounge in your f*cking million-dollar penthouse condo. PARDON US that you're forced to deal with ENVIRONMENTAL PHENOMENA. Won't somebody think of the tight-assed, entitled, over-privileged prigs of the world?

F*cking first world problems. For chrissakes...Loosen the bone, Wilma.

Or just buy a goddamn shade for your window? Is this farking hard?


Wait just a minute. Have there been mornings where the sun doesn't shine?
 
2012-06-26 06:56:08 PM

markie_farkie: question_dj: bad publicity

[farm2.staticflickr.com image 640x472]

Those twin gold bastards just north of Caruth Haven on 75 do a pretty good job of incinerating retinas on a daily basis, and have done so for well over 30 years.

People will get over it.


See the top floor? I'm waving at you from up there. Hi!
 
2012-06-26 06:56:23 PM
Is it a penis?
 
2012-06-26 06:56:24 PM
seems a growing trend Link
 
2012-06-26 06:56:31 PM

illegal.tender: Except that some of the artwork that is getting allegedly getting damaged are sculptures which are outside, and cannot be moved indoors.


Most of that stuff that's outdoors is MADE to be, well, OUT FARKING DOORS! It's supposedly designed to take the elements.

Take this week for example. It's been over 100 and blazingly sunny all damn week. An extra 20 minutes of sun in the morning and evening ain't gonna make two shiats' worth of difference to a sculpture made out of steel girders.

Sorry Nasher whiners, your bleatings are falling on deaf ears.
 
2012-06-26 06:57:36 PM
OMG! The hipsters and "Artists" must be horrified!
 
2012-06-26 06:57:45 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: See the top floor? I'm waving at you from up there. Hi!


I'm at Starbucks on Caruth Haven and Greenville, and just mooned you.

You're welcome!
 
2012-06-26 06:58:30 PM

markie_farkie: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: See the top floor? I'm waving at you from up there. Hi!

I'm at Starbucks on Caruth Haven and Greenville, and just mooned you.

You're welcome!


Fun!
 
2012-06-26 07:01:18 PM

Lumpmoose: This reminds me of when the Walt Disney Concert Hall was frying people on the sidewalk until they sanded it down.


I remember that, and it was causing issues with people who lived in the path of the reflection. I didn't know that they sanded it down.
 
2012-06-26 07:05:28 PM
"Mirrorerd"?

images.inquisitr.com
 
2012-06-26 07:06:27 PM
I think they should hook up with Sony Link
 
2012-06-26 07:13:13 PM
Some of you don't seem to understand what a parabolic surface can do with a strong light source.
 
2012-06-26 07:14:13 PM
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2012-06-26 07:15:37 PM

markie_farkie: Most of that stuff that's outdoors is MADE to be, well, OUT FARKING DOORS! It's supposedly designed to take the elements.

Take this week for example. It's been over 100 and blazingly sunny all damn week. An extra 20 minutes of sun in the morning and evening ain't gonna make two shiats' worth of difference to a sculpture made out of steel girders.


Depending on the angles and the geometry of the building, reflected light can be SUBSTANTIALLY more concentrated than direct sunlight. When you're talking about a building that's hundreds of feet tall, even a deviation of a couple inches from a perfect plane is enough to cause lensing effects.
 
2012-06-26 07:16:08 PM
Get some big mirrors and place them so that they reflect the glare back at them.
Done
 
2012-06-26 07:18:13 PM

Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: That damn JR.... Does his evil know no bounds?!

Didn't he get possessed by the devil at the end of the show's original run?


That explains the devil horn eyebrows.
media-social.s-msn.com
 
2012-06-26 07:19:35 PM

Nem Wan: Nickster79: FirstNationalBastard: That damn JR.... Does his evil know no bounds?!

Didn't he get possessed by the devil at the end of the show's original run?

That explains the devil horn eyebrows.
[media-social.s-msn.com image 601x400]


Geez, you would think the makeup department would trim those suckers down.
 
2012-06-26 07:19:59 PM
Old news is so old.
 
2012-06-26 07:20:08 PM

DundieAwardWinner: "Mirrorerd"?

[images.inquisitr.com image 463x700]


Mirrored - adj. having a mirror or mirrors or behaving like a mirror.

Not seeing it.
 
2012-06-26 07:20:34 PM

Girion47: Some of you don't seem to understand what a parabolic surface can do with a strong light source.


You've noticed that as well?
 
2012-06-26 07:21:48 PM

clyph: markie_farkie: Most of that stuff that's outdoors is MADE to be, well, OUT FARKING DOORS! It's supposedly designed to take the elements.

Take this week for example. It's been over 100 and blazingly sunny all damn week. An extra 20 minutes of sun in the morning and evening ain't gonna make two shiats' worth of difference to a sculpture made out of steel girders.

Depending on the angles and the geometry of the building, reflected light can be SUBSTANTIALLY more concentrated than direct sunlight. When you're talking about a building that's hundreds of feet tall, even a deviation of a couple inches from a perfect plane is enough to cause lensing effects.


This. omg learn optics.
 
2012-06-26 07:22:58 PM
 
2012-06-26 07:23:00 PM

markie_farkie: Most of that stuff that's outdoors is MADE to be, well, OUT FARKING DOORS! It's supposedly designed to take the elements.


So are ants. For some reason, they don't appreciate exposure to the sun when combined with a magnifying glass. Ungrateful bastards.
 
2012-06-26 07:23:20 PM

Chariset: Di Atribe: At least 85% of downtown Dallas is made entirely of glass. Why is this one causing a kerfuffle?

It's like an architectural Pokemon -- it's super reflective.


farking brilliant
 
2012-06-26 07:24:36 PM
This is really a public safety issue. Would you take a mirror and reflect the sun in Texas into a motorists eyes?
It really isn't about the million dollar view and blinds, it's about not being a nuisance to your neighbors.
 
2012-06-26 07:25:06 PM

Girion47: Some of you don't seem to understand what a parabolic surface can do with a strong light source.


The building is parabolic?

/ It's not.
//
www.mediateletipos.net
 
2012-06-26 07:26:19 PM
I hope these people don't venture to the other side of their penthouse, otherwise they're gonna find an unreflected Sun and not a damn soul to sue over it.

I can't imagine how they deal with the early evening sun. Maybe they're too drunk by then to notice?
 
2012-06-26 07:27:53 PM

DundieAwardWinner: "Mirrorerd"?

[images.inquisitr.com image 463x700]


Annoy people and say "I and my friend...".
 
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