LA’s Terrifying, Pointless, Skyslide Is A Gigantic Helping Of Nope
You've got an important presentation at your company's office on the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, but you were supposed to be there minutes ago, and you're now on the 70th floor!
Luckily there's a glass slide. Your job is saved.
In case you hadn't heard, LA's now-tallest building is undergoing a $50 million renovation, in which an observation deck will be installed on the 69th floor, which will include a 260-degree view. But that's not all. Curbed LA:
Bank Tower owners OUE Limited announced today a new addition to the Skyspace observation deck tourist attraction that's guaranteed to give it that "thrill factor": a 36-foot long glass slide that will allow brave souls to slide from the 70th floor to the 69th along the outside of the building.
They're calling it Skyslide: a four-inch-thick glass chute 1,000 feet above the ground through which you can slide to go from the 70th floor to the 69th floor. Let me emphasize that this chute is outside of the building, made entirely of glass, providing the effect that you're in mid-air.
How Japan didn't think of this first is puzzling and beside the point. My Yelp review: Terrifying and pointless: zero stars.
Renderings by Gensler, Courtesy OUE Ltd.
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