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Gum Wall Goes Bye-Bye; Plans for Seattle's Tallest Tower

Without further ado, we present the latest and greatest real estate news from our sister site, Curbed Seattle.

SONICS BOOM Things have been pretty quiet on the "Bring the NBA Back to Seattle" front for a while. A group from New Mexico is hoping they know the answer to making the city more attractive for a Sonic re-boom with plans to renovate KeyArena for the modern era. They sent a letter to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in July outlining a $285M plan to overhaul the 53-year-old stadium and make it compliant for current NBA and NHL standards. Seattle is currently mulling it's options.

TOURIST TRAPS We found out last week that the Gum Wall in Post Alley was going to be cleared of all gum for the first time in 20 years. The bricks in the iconic Seattle tourist spot need a chance to cease eroding from all that sugar. That process started Tuesday and pretty soon you'll be able to re-gum it at your heart's content. In the meantime, Curbed has the video and photo evidence of the power-wash in progress.

COMING ATTRACTIONS Crescent Heights Inspirational Living and LMN Architects have unveiled new looks at their potential 101-story tower at Fourth & Columbia. If it happens, it would obviously be the tallest building in Seattle as well as the tallest structure west of the Rockies and 8th-tallest building in the United States. Their preferred design is a rectilinear tower broken into "interlocking pieces." Curbed has more renderings for you to see.