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Valerie sitting on the blue couch on the roof of the "Defenestration Building".­

200 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Photos of the 2010 restoration of the famous "Defenestration Building" in San Francisco.­

Those are unusual views of this art installation, photos of the artists working on the restoration project, and photos from inside the abandoned building.­

The Defenestration Building is a site-specific art installation on the corner of 6th and Howard St.­ in San Francisco, built over the long time abandoned Hugo residential hotel.

This multi-disciplinary sculptural mural involves seemingly animated furniture; tables, chairs, lamps, grandfather clocks, a refrigerator, and couches, their bodies bent like centipedes, fastened to the walls and window-sills, their insect-like legs seeming to grasp the surfaces.­ Against society's expectations, these everyday objects flood out of windows like escapees, out onto available ledges, up and down the walls, onto the fire escapes and off the roof.­ "DEFENESTRATION" was created with the help of over 100 volunteers.­

For more information about this art installation, visit www.­defenestration.­org/­

For the restoration project, go to: www.­metaphorm.­org/­works/­defenestration/­project-restore-de.­.­.­