Seattle's iconic 'Gum Wall' to get scrub down

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Seattle's Iconic 'Gum Wall' To Get First Scrub Down In 20 Years

SEATTLE (KSTU) -- Pike Place Market is getting ready to scrub down the iconic (and gross) Gum Wall, reportedly for the first time in 20 years.

Apparently all of that sugar isn't so good for the bricks.

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Posted by Pike Place Market on Monday, November 2, 2015

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USA, Washington State, Seattle, Post Alley, Near Pike Place Market, Market Theater, Detail Of Colorful Gum Wall. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
USA, Washington State, Seattle, Post Alley, Near Pike Place Market, Market Theater, Detail Of Colorful Gum Wall. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
USA, Washington State, Seattle, Post Alley, Near Pike Place Market, Market Theater, Colorful Gum Wall. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
 A general view of the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle, Washington. Containing an estimated one million pieces of chewed gum, the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle is one of the world's most unusual as well as unhygienic tourist attractions. Taking second place in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com of the 'World's Germiest Attractions', the 50 foot long wall of gum has even inspired a scene in the Hollywood film, Love Happens, staring Jennifer Aniston. Beaten only by Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, which visitors kiss, the Seattle local landmark has slowly accumulated pieces of chewed gum since 1999. Now inches thick, brightly coloured messages adorn the wall as well as small art works made from peoples left over bubble or chewing gum. (Photo by Jamison Johnson / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
A general view of the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle, Washington. Containing an estimated one million pieces of chewed gum, the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle is one of the world's most unusual as well as unhygienic tourist attractions. Taking second place in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com of the 'World's Germiest Attractions', the 50 foot long wall of gum has even inspired a scene in the Hollywood film, Love Happens, staring Jennifer Aniston. Beaten only by Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, which visitors kiss, the Seattle local landmark has slowly accumulated pieces of chewed gum since 1999. Now inches thick, brightly coloured messages adorn the wall as well as small art works made from peoples left over bubble or chewing gum. (Photo by Jamison Johnson / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
A general view of the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle, Washington. Containing an estimated one million pieces of chewed gum, the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle is one of the world's most unusual as well as unhygienic tourist attractions. Taking second place in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com of the 'World's Germiest Attractions', the 50 foot long wall of gum has even inspired a scene in the Hollywood film, Love Happens, staring Jennifer Aniston. Beaten only by Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, which visitors kiss, the Seattle local landmark has slowly accumulated pieces of chewed gum since 1999. Now inches thick, brightly coloured messages adorn the wall as well as small art works made from peoples left over bubble or chewing gum. (Photo by Jamison Johnson / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
A general view of the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle, Washington. Containing an estimated one million pieces of chewed gum, the Pike Place Market wall in Seattle is one of the world's most unusual as well as unhygienic tourist attractions. Taking second place in a survey conducted by TripAdvisor.com of the 'World's Germiest Attractions', the 50 foot long wall of gum has even inspired a scene in the Hollywood film, Love Happens, staring Jennifer Aniston. Beaten only by Ireland's famous Blarney Stone, which visitors kiss, the Seattle local landmark has slowly accumulated pieces of chewed gum since 1999. Now inches thick, brightly coloured messages adorn the wall as well as small art works made from peoples left over bubble or chewing gum. (Photo by Jamison Johnson / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
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