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Skyslide airlifted to Downtown LA skyscraper

Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 18:16:28-04
LOS ANGELES -- The latest Los Angeles thrill ride has arrived -- a glass slide that will jut from a skyscraper 1,000 feet above the ground.
A helicopter on Saturday brought the Skyslide to the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
 
When it opens in June, the 45-foot-long slide will carry visitors from floors 70 to 69 as they peer through inch-and-a-quarter-thick glass at downtown L.A. below them.
 
Building owner OUE Limited says it's the only slide of its kind in the nation.
 
The trip ends at an open-air observation deck with a 360-degree view that stretches from the mountains to the ocean.
 
The slide will cost $8 and admission to the observation deck will be $25. Tickets are available online.