Riding This 1000ft-High Glass Slide Atop A Skyscraper In LA Is The Scariest Thing You Can Do


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The latest L.A. offering is not for those who are afraid of heights. Skyslide is a glass slide fixed on the outside of one of the tallest skyscrapers in the area, the US Bank Tower. The glass slide starts on the 70th floor of the high-rise structure and ends on the 69th floor, spanning 45 feet.

 

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Image Source: AP

 

The slide has been made from glass, only one inch thick. However, the engineers claim that the reinforced glass can withstand earthquakes and hurricanes.

 

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A ride down the slide costs $25 and leaves the riders moving through the air, with nothing but only an inch of glass between them and the steep 1000 feet drop to the ground.

 

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Image Source: Reuters

 

The slide is a part of a rooftop observatory offering an unhindered 360-degree view of the city to the visitors.

 

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Image Source: Reuters

 

An Associated Press reporter, Amanda Lee Myers revealed gushed about her experience as she slid through the Skyslide:

“As I hooked each foot into a little mat that helps riders pick up speed and avoid skidding on the glass, I felt my hands trembling. And when I scooched slowly toward the point of no return, I thought strongly about turning around.”

You can see her sliding down the Skyslide in this video:

 

So, anyone up for a ride?

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