Dare devils will soon experience Los Angeles from a nerve-racking new angle. Singapore-based OUE Limited just unveiled plans to add an incredible all-glass Skyslide to the side of downtown LA’s US Bank Tower, a 73-floor skyscraper that’s also the tallest tower west of the Mississippi. Designed by M.Ludvik & Co, the terrifyingly high 45-foot-long glass slide will be attached to the outside of the building and suspended 1,000 feet off the ground for thrilling views spanning the San Fernando Valley to Santa Catalina Island.
The thrilling Skyslide is the latest addition to the US Bank Tower’s planned $50 million makeover led by the skyscraper’s new owners, OUE Limited, which bought the building in 2013. The slide is the crowning jewel of Skyspace LA, the most eye-catching portion of the renovation, that spans four floors and offers an open-air Gensler-designed observation deck that will not only be California’s tallest, but also boast panoramic 360-degree views of Los Angeles. As if that weren’t enough, the Skyslide, made from 1.25 inch-thick clear glass, will whisk visitors from the 70th floor to the 69th.
The new rooftop complex will also feature a virtual 360-degree topography wall, interactive technology exhibits, and a bar. In addition to Skyspace LA, the US Bank Tower will see a major overhaul of its lobby, which will be clad in glass and boast the nation’s largest hi-resolution digital art wall. Skyspace LA is expected to open in June 2016 and admission will be $25. Tickets will go on pre-sale to the public on Friday, March 18.