A glass slide on the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles replaces the brave elevatorBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/a-glass-slide-on-the-tallest-skyscraper-in-los-angeles-replaces-the-brave-elevator.html
An interesting attraction appeared on the tallest skyscraper in LA. Anyone, if they dare, can use a glass slide located outside the building at a height of 70 floors instead of an elevator. No, daredevils are not offered to go down to the parking lot with a breeze — only 14 meters are enough for thrills, after overcoming which those who wish get to the floor below.
The 73-storey Tower of the US Bank has a height of 1018 feet (approximately 310 m). On the roof of the building is the most popular observation deck in Los Angeles, which is rightfully considered one of the most important attractions of the City of Angels.
But for the last couple of years, a glass slide, called Skyslide, has successfully competed with the panoramic platform in popularity.
In order for tourists not to get stuck in the pipe, everyone is given a special rubber mat before descending, which reduces grip on the surface and protects clothes from friction.
Despite this, incidents happen and there is a constant squeal over the terrace of the 69th floor. Those who have lost the mat have to slide down the glass, helping themselves with their hands and feet, to the laughter and jokes of onlookers.
The Skyslide slide is considered a safe attraction, although there are emergencies here. In particular, a week after the opening of the slide, one of the tourists twisted her leg in the pipe and even sued the owners of the office and entertainment complex.
The Skyslide construction is a square in cross-section pipe made of special high-strength glass with a thickness of 3.2 cm. The slide is fixed on a metal structure and, according to experts, is able to withstand even a hurricane wind.