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Transparent glass Skyslide opens 1,000ft above Los Angeles

A nerve-testing glass slide located 1,000ft above the ground has opened near the top of Los Angeles’ Bank Tower.

The 45ft (13.7m) long Skyslide links the 70th and 69th floors of the building. Just 1.25 inches thick, riders feel like they are descending through thin air.

The slide is the creation of architects Gensler and forms part of the new OUE Skyspace LA attraction – California’s tallest open-air 360-degree observation deck and restaurant.

Singapore investor Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) bought the tower in 2014 for US$367.5m (€332.m, £274m). While the building will mostly be used for offices, the company believes the Skyspace attraction can draw 500,000 visitors a year, generating US$12.5m (€11.3m, £9.3mm) in ticket sales alone.

“The Skyslide boasts a safe, thrilling experience unlike any other in the world,” said OUE’s Lucy Rumantir, president and CEO for the Americas. “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.”

Daily admission to OUE Skyspace LA is US$25 (€22.50, £18.60).

Los Angeles  Skyslide  Overseas Union Enterprise  OUE Skyspace LA  design  Gensler 
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03 Mar 2016

Clear glass skyslide to open 1,000ft above Los Angeles

A nerve-testing glass slide located 1,000ft above the ground has opened near the top of Los Angeles’ Bank Tower. The 45ft (13.7m) long Skyslide links the 70th and 69th floors of the building. Just 1.25 inches thick, riders feel like they are descending through thin air. The slide is the creation of architects Gensler and forms part of the new OUE Skyspace LA attraction – California’s tallest open-air 360-degree observation
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