Skyslide at US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles

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Skyslide at US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles Building Intervention, California, USA – by Gensler architects

3 Mar 2016

Skyslide at US Bank Tower in Los Angeles

Architects: Gensler

Glass slide suspended from 1,000 feet up!

Stuck to the Side of the 69th Floor…..

Skyslide at US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles

A glass-enclosed “skyslide” is being added to the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, offering thrill seekers the opportunity to glide down the building’s exterior.

Skyslide at US Bank Tower in Los Angeles

Called Skyslide, the glass chute will measure 14 metres in length and 1.2 metres in width, and will be installed approximately 304 metres above the ground below.

Skyslide at US Bank Tower in Los Angeles

“Visitors will experience Skyslide’s unparalleled views in a whole new way, as they glide from the 70th to the 69th floor of the US Bank Tower,” said the developer, Singapore-based OUE Limited, which purchased the office building in 2013.

A rendering from Skyspace architects Gensler shows a totally calm person casually moving through the slide with arms overhead like this is merely Splash Mountain and not an $8 near-death experience. ($8 Skyslide passes will be sold separately from the $25 Skyspace ticket.)

The enclosure will be made of 32-millimetre-thick glass panels. Renderings show the slide attached to the 72-storey building by a metal support system.

When complete, Skyspace will have a lobby on the second floor of the US Bank Tower, and occupy various spaces on the 54th, 69th, and 70th floors of the building. (The 71st floor floor will hold a new restaurant and the 72nd floor will remain office space.) Previous reports on the US Bank Tower’s Skyspace project anticipated a mid-2016 opening, so there are still a few months to muster the courage to ride this thing.

Skyslide at US Bank Tower in Los Angeles

Images courtesy OUE Ltd

Gensler is “widely recognized as the world’s leading collaborative design firm, not just the largest. The ability to work together as an integrated team is part of our DNA, and we’ve embraced it at every level, from our Co-CEOs to our studios and project teams”, accoridng to the architectural practice’s website.

Gensler

US Bank Tower – The Haas Bldg, 633 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

Another builidng slide on e-architect:

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