Video: Workers cleaned off and removed 2,350 pounds of gum from Pike Place Market's Post Alley last week.
After a vigorous steam-cleaning, Pike Place Market’s Post Alley gum wall became barren of gum for the first time in 20 years Friday. It took workers an estimated 130 hours to fill 94 buckets with 2,350 pounds of gum, according to a news release from the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority. The gum will be thrown away, officials say.
The naked walls didn’t last long, of course. A flash mob began to “re-gum” the wall with ample energy, and a cause, Saturday.
About 12 people created a peace sign with the Eiffel Tower out of gum to show solidarity with France after the attacks Friday.