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LA Skyscraper Introduces Outdoor Glass Slide

Destination & Tourism | Amy Coyne Bredeson | June 26, 2016

LA Skyscraper Introduces Outdoor Glass Slide

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Visitors of the massive U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles who are not afraid of heights can ride one story down a new SkySlide, CNN reported. 

The glass chute attached to the outside of the building opened to the public Saturday, CNN said.

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The skyscraper, which is the tallest building west of Chicago, is a landmark in Los Angeles, according to CNN. At the top of the building is the new OUE SkySpace LA observation deck.

"The slide actually transports people from the inside of the 70th floor to the outside of the 69th floor,” OUE Americas senior vice president John Gamboa told CNN. “So you're standing in the open air by the time you're done with your ride. We don't know of anything else like it."

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The slide is designed to withstand hurricane-force winds with its three-ply glass and steel outriggers that hold it together, CNN said.

Gamboa told the news agency that SkySlide is strong enough to hang "two blue whales from the slide, and it won't budge."

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