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Is This 1,000-Foot-High Glass Slide Your Worst Nightmare?

Cue the palm sweat (and the bragging rights).

By Alesandra Dubin

News out of Los Angeles this week may either be a tourist’s worst nightmare or a travel bucket-list dream come true.

A $50-million renovation to the top floors of the U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles just took a pretty intense turn. Owners of the building, OUE Limited, announced Tuesday that the building's Skyspace observation deck will include an insane new tourist attraction: an all-glass slide. On the outside of the building. A thousand feet above street level. Let that sink in.

Indeed, according to a report in Curbed, the so-called Skyslide will allow tourists to slide from the 70th floor down to the 69th, along the building’s exterior. Terrifying views are thanks to four-inch-think clear class, which will make the brave souls who try it feel like they are flying above the dramatic cityscape.

Renderings: OUE Limited

If you want to check it out when it’s complete in a few months, be prepared to shell out $8 in addition to the $25 observation deck ticket.

Oh, and by the way? You’d be sliding down the outside of the tallest building on the West Coast (at least until the Wilshire Grand Hotel opens, also in Downtown L.A., next year or so). So be sure to log that fact for bragging purposes.

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