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.

Directions:
Intersection of 6th and Howard, southwest corner.
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Building scheduled to be demolished!
Status:
Gone

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House Of Falling Furniture

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]

Furniture extruding from apartment building.

Defenestration

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."


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