It’s the tallest building west of the Mississippi! The new attraction, the Skyslide, has folks sliding off the side of the building and down to the 69th story of L.A.’s US Bank building. A trip that takes about four seconds and needs no luggage. The slide is made of clear glass, 1 1/4-inch thick, giving riders a panoramic view of the city around them and the street below.
When riders finish the slide, they will emerge onto an open-air, 360- degree observation deck on the 69th floor.
“The Skyslide boasts a safe, thrilling experience unlike any other in the world,” according to Lucy Rumantir of Overseas Union Enterprises Limited, owner of the U.S. Bank Tower. “Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to transform their view of Los Angeles as they glide down, gazing at unparalleled views of the city.”
Tickets are being sold for the slide and the observation on line SKYSLIDE
Slide tickets start at $27, which includes the trip down the slide and admission to the Skyspace observation deck. Tickets are available online and are sold for timed intervals. Tickets just for the observation deck start at $19.
The 1,018-foot-tall U.S. Bank Tower will lose its title as the tallest building on the West Coast when the nearby Wilshire Grand Tower is completed in 2017. That 73-story building, developed by Korean Air, will be 1,100 feet high.