SEATTLE, UNITED STATES- Do you know what this wall is ‘decorated’ with? You would be surprised to know that these are the chewing gum i.e. around 1 million pieces which have covered the wall. And another thing worth knowing is that this is the ‘hard work’ of 24 years.
These are the walls of Post Alley, and these gum have been stuck on the wall since the theatre began in 1991. Even these walls are named as Gum walls.
This picture shows an amazing 24-years-worth of chewing gum covering an entire wall being blasted off in a drastic deep clean.
Seattle city officials began the action early this morning in an attempt to remove the famous ‘Gum Wall’ which stretches over historic buildings overlooking Seattle’s Puget Sound. It is estimated around 1 million pieces of gum have been stuck to the walls of Post Alley since it was begun by theatre goes in 1991.
It had become an attraction for thousands of people how have flocked to the area to take selfies in front of the wall. Business cards and hand-written notes fell to the floor, as the crew got rid of one of the city’s most famous landmarks.
Officials scrubbed, steamed and scratched away years’ worth of hardened chewing gum in the operation.
Tourist Katri Mattsson said the gum wall was “pretty gross,” but also “in way very impressive,’ reports the New York Daily News.