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Thrill is gone: Los Angeles skyscraper slide won't reopen

Skyscraper Slide
Posted at 10:53 AM, May 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 13:54:49-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A renovation will do away with a slide that gave thrill-seekers a brief ride on the outside of a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper.

The Los Angeles Times reports the new owner of the U.S. Bank Tower will remove the Skyslide and Skyspace public observation deck. The slide and deck opened in 2016 with the idea of making the tower a tourist attraction.

Located nearly 1,000 feet above the ground, the Skyslide is a see-through enclosure 45 feet long and made of 1.25-inch-thick glass.

Visitors could slide from the 70th floor down to the 69th floor.