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This Glass Slide on an L.A. Skyscraper Is Terrifying

by Conner Flynn
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Heights. I hate them. Get me up on anything higher than a playground slide and I’m not comfortable. So there’s no way in hell I would be sliding down The Skyslide, which is a see-through glass slide fixed onto outside of the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. There is just no way.

Image: Richard Vogel/AP

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Image: Richard Vogel/AP

But if you are braver than me, the ride has just opened for business. You can pay $25(USD) to slide down 45 feet of bulletproof glass nearly 1,000 feet in the air. I have to hand it to them, this is a great revenue stream. Tourists and thrill-seekers will all flock to slide down the world’s shortest thrill ride, but I won’t be one of them.

It is part of OUE Skyspace LA, a rooftop observatory atop of the US Bank Tower that gives visitors 360º views of the city They say the glass can withstand hurricane winds or even an earthquake. I wouldn’t want to test that though.

[via BBC via Gizmodo]

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