Opening June 2016 in DTLA: Glass slide at 1,000 ft

Opening June 2016 in DTLA: Glass slide at 1,000 ft

gensler_usbt_v02_side_resized LA Times, 3/1/16, http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-us-bank-slide-20160301-story.html

Want to scoot down a glass slide 1,000 feet above the streets of downtown Los Angeles?

Come June, you should be able to.

The owner of the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower said Tuesday that it’s opening a fully enclosed glass slide affixed to the side of the tallest building on the West Coast — with nothing but glass between you and the street below.

Thrill seekers will be able to slide from the 70th floor to the 69th floor, a ride that will cost $8.

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The unique experience is part of a $50-million makeover of the 72-story building that includes an observation deck and bar on the top floors.

Singapore-based OUE Ltd., which purchased the building in 2013, is renovating the tower, which, like other traditional office buildings, faces fresh competition from renovated historic buildings popular with young Internet companies and other creative businesses.

The new rooftop complex, dubbed OUE Skyspace L.A., is set to open on June 25 with a bar on the 70th floor and an observation deck on the 69th.

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There will also be an interactive video exhibit detailing the history of Los Angeles on the 54th floor.

It will cost $25 for a ticket to visit the new complex, which is expected to have views spanning the San Fernando Valley to Santa Catalina Island.

Separate from Skyspace, OUE Ltd. is putting in a restaurant on the 71st floor. A OUE spokeswoman said she did not know when the restaurant would open.

*Shared by Jeff Vertun

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