San Francisco, California: Defenestration (Gone)Building which had all of its furniture crawling out of the windows and down the walls, an art installation. Survived for 15 years, finally uninstalled.
- Intersection of 6th and Howard, southwest corner.
- Building scheduled to be demolished!
Visitor Tips and News About Defenestration (Gone)
Since 1997, the building sitting at the corner of 6th St. and Howard St. in San Francisco has been a sculptural mural. The piece consists of tables, chairs, lamps and even a grandfather clock, all hanging precariously out of the building's windows. Known as "Defenestration," (a word meaning "to throw out of a window") the sculpture's various pieces are all fastened to the abandoned building to create the illusion of falling.[Denise Taylor, 07/23/2012]
At the corner of 6th street and Folsom you will find a building which has all of its furniture crawling out of the windows and down the sides of the building.[GoddTodd, 10/04/2001]
May 2007 - Photo from Phil Pasquini, who writes "Defenestration is showing signs of wear after being there for the past 10 years. But it still looks great and causes a lot of people to take a second and a third look."