…well, a specific part of a playground anyhow. As of this weekend, you can enjoy the most extreme piece of playground equipment ever built with Los Angeles’ Skyslide.
Standing at 1,018 feet tall, the US Bank tower in downtown L.A. has held the distinction of being the tallest skyscraper west of Chicago since 1989. The new attraction to the building is part of the OUE Skyspace, an open-air observation deck built by the building’s new owners; Singapore-based real estate company OUE America. Skyspace is made up of both the 69th and 70th floors of the building and offers a 360-degree view of the city.
Not content with just owning the tallest building in LA (especially since that title will soon go to the Wilshire Grand Center) OUE America added the 5-ton, 45-foot-long glass slide attached to the outside of the building. Experiences like this stand to garner a fair amount of visitors much like Chicago’s Willis Tower Skydeck where you can step out into glass boxes 1,353 feet above the ground or the now defunct roller coaster atop the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas. It seems the Skyslide, although only a short ride, seems to be quite the thrill. The newscaster above played it cool but we think we’d be somewhere between his reaction and Guillermo’s from Jimmy Kimmel Live.
If you’re in the L.A. area, you can ride the Skyslide yourself. According to the OUE Skyspace website, tickets start at $25 for adults with specific “timed entry” but there are more flexible passes for a bit more money.
What do you think of the Skyslide? Love it? Hate It? Need to conquer it? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
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