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Seattle. (The Gum wall)
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:21 pm
  • It’s pop art/culture.

    What’s the deal?
    Why do “they” keep cleaning it all off?

    Ultimately I really don’t care a whole lot but it’s been all cleaned off, at least twice in the last few years.

    I found it to be a curious attraction the first time I saw it, like the troll under the bridge.

    It’s “pop”, it’s unique to Seattle.

    What’s up with the “gum wall “?
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Re: Seattle. (The Gum wall)
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:38 pm
  • The reason they have to clean the wall and start over every so often is because it can cause brick erosion.

    At least that's what "they" said. :327321_Spy_23.22:
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Re: Seattle. (The Gum wall)
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:55 pm
  • Aros wrote:The reason they have to clean the wall and start over every so often is because it can cause brick erosion.

    At least that's what "they" said. :327321_Spy_23.22:

    Guess that’s fair enough but I’d expect that all that gum would protect the bricks?

    Maybe human saliva can dissolve brick and mortar.
    IDK
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Re: Seattle. (The Gum wall)
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:56 am
  • Seattle's infamous gum wall is gum-less again, but probably not for long.

    The wall was cleared of gum for the second time ever on Friday night. The first time was in 2015.

    The reason for the cleaning? Preserving the physical wall.

    Back in 2015, there were an estimated one million pieces of gum stuck on the wall. The weight and sugar from the gum could destroy the wall if left alone.

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Re: Seattle. (The Gum wall)
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:17 am
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