Terrifying Video Takes You down the New Glass Slide 1,000ft Above LA
America's hands collectively began to perspire earlier this year when officials first revealed plans to attach a glass slide to the side of a skyscraper approximately 1,000ft above downtown Los Angeles. Now, almost four months and probably countless vertigo-induced panic attacks later, the aptly dubbed SkySlide opened to the public over the weekend, and well, it looks utterly terrifying.
And thanks to a new point-of-view video from an Associated Press reporter who recently previewed the slide, you can get a good look at how stupidly scary (or thrilling, if you're into that kind of thing) the new attraction is -- without having to set foot anywhere near the damn thing, of course. The slide is made with 1.25in-thick glass that spans 45ft from the 70th floor to the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower. So, in other words, it makes venturing onto the Ledge at Chicago's Willis Tower seem like a cake walk.
After seeing that, we forced our very own Soy Nguyen to take a ride down the slide that would make us pee our pants. She managed to make it back relatively unscathed, and you can see exactly what she saw in the video below.
A ticket to ride the slide and for access to the new Sksyspace LA observatory at the tower will set you back $27, according to the attraction's website. However, if you're terrified of heights, they probably couldn't pay you enough to experience the few seconds to paralyzing terror, right?
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