“Skyspace LA” at the U.S. Bank Tower will include a “Skyslide,” shown in this rendering. The Skyslide will be 46 feet long, 4 feet wide and made of 1 1/4- inch-thick glass. (Credit: OUE Skyspace LA )
US Bank Tower glass slide
Want to scoot down a glass slide 1,000 feet above the streets of downtown Los Angeles?
Come June, you should be able to.
The owner of the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower said Tuesday that it’s opening a fully enclosed glass slide affixed to the side of the tallest building on the West Coast — with nothing but glass between you and the street below.
Thrill seekers will be able to slide from the 70th floor to the 69th floor, a ride that will cost $8.
The skyslide should be open in a few months and will require a separate ticket for access—that’s $25 to get to the observation deck and an extra $8 to slide down a piece of glass for three seconds, even though you’ll probably close your eyes the entire ride. But I’m guessing right now that getting tickets to this thing will not be easy. Especially since they’ll have to spend so much time fishing out the people who faint.