Neighbors of London’s Tate Modern art gallery will begin a court hearing of their 2017 lawsuit that alleged they endured a “relentless” invasion of privacy since the gallery’s 211-foot-tall wing was opened in 2016, The New York Times reports. In a case that is seen as resonating with the ongoing debate over who owns public space, four neighboring apartment owners are seeking an injunction that would either require the gallery erect a privacy screen or restrict viewing access to parts of the adjacent terrace. A lawyer for the claimants told the High Court in London that those living in the apartments are subject “to an unusually intense visual scrutiny.” So far, the Tate Modern has posted a sign asking that visitors respect people’s right to privacy. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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