Introducing SkySlide: The Glass Slide 1,000 Feet in the Air

PHOTO: Sandra Brown, 40, rides the Skyslide on the 69th and 70th floors of the U.S. Bank Tower which is attached to the OUE Skyspace LA observation deck in downtown Los Angeles, California, June 20, 2016.

Thrill seekers rejoice. This past Saturday marked the opening of SkySlide, a glass slide suspended 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles. The slide begins on the 70th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building in the United States west of the Mississippi River, and extends 45 feet down to the 69th floor. The adrenaline-inducing ride lasts only a few seconds but promises a thrill as passengers glide down on a mat with nothing but 1¼-inch-thick glass separating them from the city below.