Can you imagine the sheer terror you’d feel going down a completely glass slide suspended almost 1,000 feet above the ground? Relax. We know it’s scary, but that’ll never really happen. Or at least that would’ve been true until the impossible became possible at one skyscraper in Los Angeles.
Skyslide’s the newest structural wonder, which just opened to the public this past weekend, and connects the 70th and 69th floors of the US Bank Tower together.
The Vice President of OUE Skyspace said that “[you could] hang two blue whales from the slide, and it wouldn’t budge” to ease any fears about the glass breaking. The glass is bulletproof and 3.5 cm thick, so it’s pretty sturdy stuff. And it’s not actually that long a ride between the floors… it’s just so high up.
You can experience the slide vicariously through Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the video below, if you’re too afraid of going yourself. Even though Guillermo changed his mind about riding down the slide a whole bunch of times, we’ve got to give him credit for actually going down it when we probably would’ve chickened out.
Tickets range from $27 to $33 USD ($35 to $43 CAD) depending on your age, which includes access to a 360 degree view of the city. Get them here… if you have the guts–and we certainly do not.