Los Angeles skyscraper slide won’t reopen
By Press Association 2021
A renovation will remove a slide that gave thrill seekers a brief ride outside a skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles.
The new owner of the US Bank Tower will remove the Skyslide and Skyspace public observation deck, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The slide and bridge opened in 2016 with the idea of making the tower a tourist attraction.
Located nearly 304.8 meters above the ground, the Skyslide is a transparent enclosure 13.7 meters long and made of 1.25 inch thick (3.18 cm) glass.
Visitors could slide from the 70th floor to the 69th floor.
Developer Silverstein Properties bought the US Bank Tower last year for US $ 430million (£ 303million) and plans to spend US $ 60million (£ 42million) on upgrades to bring it to life. make it more attractive to businesses in creative fields, the Times reported.
Skyspace closed before the pandemic and will not reopen, rental manager Jeremy Moss said.
“If there are examples of observation decks and tourist attractions coexisting with the workspace, in this particular case I think it had too negative an impact on the experience we wanted to create and preserve for the companies that are here, ”he said.
The Skyspace floors will be converted into offices.