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

Madison Park, for CNNUpdated 2nd March 2016
(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.
A new megatall skyscraper will dominate the Dubai skyline. Currently unnamed -- 'The Tower', as it's being referred to by its developers for now -- will be built on the Dubai Creek Harbour, and will be 100m taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa -- a skyscraper that is currently the tallest building in the world. Megatall buildings are defined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as a builidng over 600 meters (1,968 feet) in height.
Height: 928m (3,044ft)
Architect:
Santiago Calatrava
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.
A proposal for a skyscraper in Tokyo has been revealed. Part of a vision for a mega-city in Tokyo for 2045 -- the building -- aptly named Sky Mile Tower could climb a mile high.
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.
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