This L.A. Skyscraper Has a Glass Slide 1,000 Feet Off the Ground
Would you try out a 70-story high slide made of just glass?
Los Angeles’ U.S Bank Tower just revealed it will be installing a fully enclosed glass slide along the exterior of the building from the 70th to the 69th floor—some 1,000 feet above the street.
For $8, Angelenos and visitors can check out the SkySlide, a 36-foot chute made of four-inch-thick glass. It’s a thrill, to be sure, but also a great way to see panoramas of downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Mountain, Catalina Island, and the car traffic below.
Want to take part? Tickets go on sale March 18, but the slide, part of a $50-million renovation project, isn’t expected to open until June.
And for what it’s worth, the SkySlide is just the latest in glass-bottom attractions, which include transparent observation decks at popular spots like the Grand Canyon, Willis Tower, and London's Tower Bridge. What’s more, later this year China is set to open the world’s longest and highest glass-bottom bridge in the Hunan province—despite the fact that last October people started freaking out when cracks appeared in the glass walkway at China’s Yuntaishan Scenic Park.