Seattle, Washington: The Gum Wall (In Transition)

A zillion pieces of gum were stuck to a brick wall in an alley over 20 years. On Nov. 10, 2015, the city cleaned all of it away -- but also encouraged people to start sticking gum again.
1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA
Just south of Pike Place Market, in a back alley, coating the exterior of the Market Theater.
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The Gum Wall

As of 11/10/15 they will be cleaning all the gum off the wall for the first time in 20 years.

[Chuck Scrimpsher, 11/04/2015]

The Gum Wall.

The Gum Wall

Visited several times. The trend now is for people to mash their business cards with their gum onto the wall like it's a community bulletin board at a Panera Bread. Hot tip: No one wants to see the only disposable piece of paper that was in your pocket the day you strolled through a wall off gum. Gum. Wall. You put gum on the wall. That's it.

[Christopher Schmitt, 08/25/2015]

Gum Wall.

Gum Wall

I have lived in Seattle for 50 years and have never seen the Gum Wall until today. It's in Post Alley of the Pike Place market, but it's at the south end, under the market. If you find the Giant Piggy Bank (by the fish throwers) there is a staircase right by it that will take you down to the Gum Wall.

Kinda cool and very colorful. Apparently last year they had to scrape a bunch of gum off the wall as it extended too far.

[Connie in Seattle, 06/06/2014]

Gum wall.

The Gum Wall

Be sure to bring gum so you can leave your mark on the wall.

[Kathleen, 11/28/2010]

Gum Wall.

The Gum Wall

You can smell the gum.

[KentuckYeti, 10/17/2010]

The minty, sugary scent of massed mastication.

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