We found out last week that the Gum Wall in Post Alley was going to be cleared of all gum for the first time in 20 years. The bricks in the iconic Seattle tourist spot need a chance to cease eroding from all that sugar. That process started Tuesday and pretty soon you'll be able to re-gum it at your heart's content. In the meantime, here's some photo evidence of the power-wash in progress.
The #GumWall is officially coming down at Pike Place Market. The steam is giving off a watermelon/berry smell. pic.twitter.com/Kjg4CDgn8h— KING5 Photog Jim (@King5unit9) November 10, 2015
Seattle's famous Gum Wall is being scrubbed away to bare brick https://t.co/rCD58RzR1h pic.twitter.com/1MltId9uPC— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) November 11, 2015
A fruity, minty smell was in the air as workers steam-cleaned Seattle's Gum Wall today https://t.co/bkm25sdkIC pic.twitter.com/tbbgGRxQCB— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 10, 2015
Image: Jay Thompson
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