November 30, 2009

Hugo Hotel's Flying Furniture Update, No Word On The Graffiti

Hugo Hotel in San Francisco (

"As a courtesy to the Artist...[Redevelopment] Agency staff is recommending entering into a Permit to Enter with the Artist [Brian Goggin] to keep Defenestration in place until the Agency is ready to demolish the existing building and replace it with affordable housing."

Hugo Hotel display likely to get reprieve [San Francisco Examiner]
The Hugo Hotel Has A Date With A Different Kind Of Bench [SocketSite]
JustQuotes: Eminent Domain For Affordable Housing On Sixth Street? [SocketSite]

First Published: November 30, 2009 7:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Curious if the art was ever cited as being part of the blight that led to the eminent domain claim?

Doesn't make much sense to leave a building vacant for a decade, or does it?

Posted by: Paul E. Ester at November 30, 2009 7:23 AM

Do the homeless on the sidewalk get to stay too?

Posted by: pagebike at November 30, 2009 7:42 AM

Only if they can attach themselves to the furniture

Posted by: wrynot at November 30, 2009 7:44 AM

Well that's nice.

Posted by: Alexei at November 30, 2009 5:53 PM

With the redevelopment agency being eliminated everywhere in CA, these plans appear to be moot according to the Examiner.

Posted by: lol at April 23, 2012 2:38 PM

Leave it up a few more years and Defenestration will become a historical landmark. It has almost reached the age that it has been in the city longer than most current residents.

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at April 23, 2012 2:52 PM

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