Dezeen's Dan Howarth reports that a glass-walled Skyslide opened last week at the top of Los Angeles's (and California's) tallest skyscraper, the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower.
The 46-foot-long slide is constructed from 32-millimeter-thick glass panels, and connects the 70th and 69th floors of the 1,018-foot-tall, downtown building.
The see-through enclosure emerges from a window, then curves before sloping down the side of the tower and finishing on an open-air roof deck. Visitors sit on a mat while they hurtle through the square tube for just a few seconds. Skyslide forms part of the 2,800-square-foot (260-square-metre) Skyspace observation deck, created by Singapore developers OUE Limited after purchasing the skyscraper in 2013.