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Gum Wall Eschews its Excess

Friday, November 15, 2013

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Seattle’s—or maybe America’s—foulest tourist attraction has finally gotten a bath.

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Creative Commons Flickr / John Henderson

The Pike Place Market Theater gum wall apparently became too nasty even for the locals, as KIRO-TV showed footage of the notorious wall being scraped and pressure-washed by a brave maintenance crew in July.

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Creative Commons Flickr / Benjamin Vander Steen

The wall has grown since the 1990s from an inexplicable tradition of theater patrons sticking gum and coins to the wall by the theater box office.

GumWall
Creative Commons Flickr / Darron Fick

It is not clear who ordered the cleanup, which—not to worry—still leaves a vast expanse of dessicated and fossilized goo.

We're just glad they did.

   

Tagged categories: Brick; Commercial Buildings; Graffiti removal; Maintenance + Renovation; Maintenance programs; Power washing

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