U.S. Bank Tower Will Get A Vertigo-Inducing Glass Slide On The 70th Floor
Aren't you just tired of those dull glass-bottomed observation decks that jet out from the side of skyscrapers, letting you stare straight down to the ground 1,000 feet below? Pay some money, ride an elevator, walk out onto the glass, look down and snap a selfie. BORING.
To remedy the dullness of tired, conventional glass-bottomed sky decks, the owners of the US Bank Tower are building a "Skyslide," according to Curbed LA. Dropping from the 70th to the 69th floor of the West Coast's tallest building, the Skyslide will let thrill seekers slip along a 36-foot-long glass-bottomed slide more than 1,000 off the ground. Hopefully this actually happens, unlike the dud that was supposed to be downtown's giant slip-n-slide.
The Skyslide is a part of a $50 million "Skyspace" renovation by OUE Limited, transforming several floors of the building from office space into more touristy spaces. Aside from the observation decks on the 54th, 69th, ad 70th floor, the 71st floor will be transformed into a restaurant.
Of course, the building has plenty of space to spare. More than 40 percent of the building sits vacant, according to Bloomberg Business, which is probably why it will cost $25 to simply visit the Skyspace observation decks. Sliding down the Skyslide will cost an extra $8.
Take a look at some of the renderings below. This writer personally cannot wait to blow $33 for 7 seconds of sliding ecstasy:
Wheeeeeeeeee! (Courtesy OUE Ltd)
Ahhhh! (Courtesy OUE Ltd)