US Bank Tower’s SkySlide: Take a video tour of the glass slide

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An enclosed glass slide—designed to withstand winds up to 110 mph and an 8.0 magnitude earthquake—hangs off the side of the US Bank Tower in Downtown’s Financial District neighborhood.

The SkySlide is open seven days a week, for a fee, but those who aren’t up to flying down a glass chute, no matter how safe it may be, can now enjoy video footage of the experience thanks to a new Curbed video tour.

Tremendous buzz circulated around the opening of the attraction. We tracked the installation of the slide, which was affixed to skyscraper with the help of helicopters, and, in the process, learned that the slide could have been an even scarier attraction, as OUE Limited, which owns the tower, briefly considered installing a zip line instead.

The addition of the slide was part of a $50-million renovation to the tower, which is now the second tallest in LA. The renovations also included the opening of an observation deck and a digital installation that includes a 360-degree view of the city.

US Bank Tower

633 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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