Ride the sky on a 70-story glass slide coming to Los Angeles

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's one thing to look out over Los Angeles from the tallest building in the western United States. Soon, the view will take on new intensity as risk takers careen down a clear glass slide 1,000 feet above ground.

Beginning in June, visitors can take their fear of heights to a new level, shooting from the 70th to the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower downtown.

The building owners say it will be the country's first "skyslide."

The 45-foot-long attraction is part of a $50 million renovation that will also put a bar and open-air observation deck on the top floors of the 72-story building.

The slide, with nothing but 1¼-inch glass separating riders from the ground, is expected to be the main draw.