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

The Defenestration Building has now been demolished to make place for "affordable housing".

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 was 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 involved 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/ .

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