Crews began the process of cleaning the iconic Seattle gum wall Tuesday morning.
Much to the dismay of some long time Seattleites the decision was made due to potential damage to the bricks of the wall caused by sugar. However, citizens and tourists are encouraged to replenish the gum wall. “We love the gum wall and we want it to come back. It just seemed like a good time to let the wall re-emerge,” said Emily Crawford with Pike Place Market.