Don't look down! Skyslide to open 1,000
feet above Los Angeles
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[June 24, 2016]
ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the streets of
downtown Los Angeles, a glass slide on the outside of the 70th floor of
the city's tallest building is preparing to welcome the brave.
A member of the media rides the Skyslide from the 70th to 69th floor of
the U.S. Bank Tower which is attached to the OUE Skyspace LA observation
deck in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 23, 2016.
REUTERS/Bob Riha, Jr.
The Skyslide, on
the 73-floor U.S. Bank Tower, will open to the public on
Saturday and allow thrill seekers to slide 45 feet (14 meters)
to an outdoor platform on the 69th floor.
According to the building's owner, Singapore-based OUE Ltd., the
glass on the fully enclosed slide is only 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm)
thick, but can withstand hurricane-force winds and even a
Thomson Reuters leases space in the U.S. Bank Tower.
(Reporting by Reuters TV. Editing by Patrick Johnston)
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