Seattle's Gum Wall Getting Cleaned Off

Seattle's Gum Wall Getting Cleaned Off

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Tara Bellucci
Nov 4, 2015
(Image credit: Chris Hamby/Flickr)

Blow a goodbye bubble for the gum wall at Seattle's Pike Place market. The city is scraping off 20+ years of chewed up wads starting November 10.

Since 1993, an estimated 1 million pieces of gum have been stuck to the wall, and all the weight of that candy is eroding the brick. With an area of 8 feet high by 54 feet across to scrape, the city expects the cleaning to take a few days. But once all is clear, Seattle gives everyone the go-ahead to gum it back up.

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