A slide that offered thrill-seekers a brief trip on the outside of a downtown L.A. skyscraper will be removed as part of a renovation.
The Skyslide is a glass inclosure that connects the US Bank Tower’s 70th and 69th floors. The slide, which is nearly 1,000 feet in the air, allows riders to fly from one floor to the next inside a see-through glass inclosure. The trip is only 45 feet long, but it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The slide and deck were added to the 73-story building in 2016 with the aim of making it a tourist attraction.
In 2020, Silverstein Properties paid $430 million for the US Bank Tower from Singapore real estate firm OUE Ltd., a private real estate developer.
The new owners are planning a $60 million renovation that will include a coffee bar in the lobby, a lounge on the 54th floor with a fireplace, and other amenities.