Whee!: A Trip Down LA's 1,000-Foot High Glass Skyslide

June 28, 2016

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Remember the Los Angeles skyscraper (the U.S. Bank Tower -- the tallest building west of the Mississippi River) that that was getting a glass slide from the 70th to the 69th floor, 1,000-feet above street level? Well that happened and now the SkySlide is open to the public. This is a video of a couple reporters riding the thing to break up the monotony of reporting on shootings and police chases. It's definitely scary if you're afraid of heights, and it's definitely an incredibly short ride unless you were just blasted with a shrink-ray. Access to the glass observation deck costs $25, and a ride down the 45-foot long slide an additional $8. Now I'm not saying you should save that money and go to Disneyland or Universal Studios, but Universal did just open Harry Potter World and, according to my most scientific calculations, it is the tits.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Rona, who agrees there should at least be a section with a missing glass panel you have to hop over.

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