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A big crowd gathered Tuesday morning to watch crews hoist artist Do Ho Suh’s “Fallen Star” onto the roof of an engineering building at UCSD. Our friends from NBC7 San Diego came, too, and we put together a video for this week’s Behind the Scene TV.

The people you’ll see in the video below (in order) are: Mary Beebe, director of the UCSD’s Stuart Collection; Michael Delvac, a contractor who works often at UCSD but was not involved in the project; Susan Goulian, a Stuart Collection docent; Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm co-founder and UCSD Engineering benefactor, and Raymond Han, a fourth-year structural engineering student who has a studio art minor.

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Want to know more about this project? Catch up with our coverage: We learned about the materials and techniques required to build such an askew cottage and photographed construction workers navigating its uncustomary angles and finally, hoisting the thing into the air.

Two weeks before the hoist, we did another TV segment while the house was still being built. Watch and see what construction supervisor Don Franken told his workers in a pep talk before they came on this wacky job site:

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I’m Kelly Bennett, the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at or 619.325.0531.

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Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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