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Video: See The U.S. Bank Tower's Skyslide In Action

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In March we reported that a glass-bottomed slide had been installed on the 70th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower. The slide allows all you daredevils to get a good glimpse of L.A. as you tumble (uh, we mean slide) down to the 69th floor.

Well, it looks like some Evel Knievels just did a test run this weekend. A YouTube user, taping from a distance, caught video of the demonstration. At first glance it looks like sliders will be riding on a piece of cloth, possibly to prevent friction burns. It also seems like the rider in this video had trouble keeping a forward alignment, so it's time to work on your core muscles if you want to maintain control on the "skyslide."

Did we also mention that the tower is (currently) the tallest building in the West Coast? It was also famously blown up by aliens in Independence Day.

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The slide is part of the "OUE Skyspace," a sleek, new observation deck that's perched on the side of the tower. The deck officially opens to the public on June 25th. There are various ticketing options. Access to both the deck and the skyslide range from $8 for children who are two-years-old and under, to $33 for adults. You can find tickets here.