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Los Angeles skyscraper to get glass slide that starts at 70th floor

Story highlights

  • U.S. Bank Tower to open a glass slide in June
  • Skyslide will bring customers from 70th floor down to 69th floor

(CNN)Why walk on a glass platform when you can slide?

The tallest building in the west will have a 45-feet-long glass slide that juts from the skyscraper and hovers about 1,000 feet above ground.
    Customers would be able to glide down the clear glass slide from the 70th floor to the 69th floor's observation deck. A ticket for the slide, located at the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, would cost $8.
    The building's owner, Overseas Union Enterprises Ltd., expect the Skyslide to be ready by June. The skyscraper has been under a $50-million renovation project that also includes a new observation deck.
    The new Skyslide is one of the latest to incorporate the glass floor fad.
    Observation decks at the Grand Canyon, Willis Tower and London's Tower Bridge have glass bottoms allowing visitors to get a birds-eye view of the world below.
    Later this year, China is scheduled to open the world's longest and highest glass-bottom bridge, which spans two cliffs in China's Hunan province. That glass-bottom bridge will also feature the world's highest bungee jump and serve as a runway for fashion shows.
    One of China's glass bridges frightened visitors last October after cracks appeared weeks after the attraction opened.