Terrifying glass Skyslide hovers 1000-feet above downtown LA


If you’ve a fear of heights, then this post is not for you. But thrill-seekers will be glad to hear that West Coast’s tallest building- Los Angeles’ US Bank Tower is going to boast a terrifying glass slide, dubbed Skyslide. Designed by engineering firm M.Ludvik & Co., the crystal clear glass slide is all set to hover 1000-feet above the street, from the building’s 70th floor to its 69th floor observation deck.


Measuring 46-feet in length and four-feet in width, the enclosed slide has a completely transparent bottom structure to take your fear of heights to next level. Did we mention that the glass used in the slide will be only 1.25-inches thick? This will surely add more excitement to the blood-tingling experience.


The $50 million USD project is by Singapore-based developers OUE and will be completed by US architecture firm Gensler. So, it’ll be a part of Gensler-designed OUE Skyspace LA attraction, which very soon will be California’s tallest open-air observation deck, offering panoramic 360-degree views of the City of Angels. This observation deck will also provide an interactive level, where information will be given to the visitors about local landmarks, neighborhoods, and other interesting things.

Skyslide is set to open on June 25, 2016 and you need to pay $25 for entry, and additional $8 for a ride on the slide. All reservations will be possible via official website. So, do visit Los Angeles this summer to get a terrifying yet thrilling experience. On this slide, you are certainly going to feel like walking in mid-air.


Via: Archdaily

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