The Most Terrifying Glass Slide Ever Opens Atop a Skyscraper

By Carli Velocci on at

Beware this new Los Angeles attraction if you’re afraid of heights. I know I am because nope.

The Skyslide, a glass slide fixed along the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, is open for business as of this past weekend. Thrill-seekers can pay $25 (£18.60) to slide down 45 feet of bulletproof glass nearly 1,000 feet in the air.

The strength of the glass is enough to withstand hurricane winds and an earthquake, according to the BBC.

The slide is a part of OUE Skyspace LA, a rooftop observatory that gives visitors 360 views of the city at the top of the US Bank Tower. This is a great idea for people who want a high vantage point to view the expanding metropolis, and the slide works for people who don’t think that’s enough.

As someone who just moved to Los Angeles, though, you won’t see me going down it anytime soon. And I used to love slides. If the slide was able to freak out an Associated Press reporter who says she’s jumped out of planes, then I’ll pass. Amanda Lee Myers wrote:

As I hooked each foot into a little mat that helps riders pick up speed and avoid skidding on the glass, I felt my hands trembling. And when I scooched slowly toward the point of no return, I thought strongly about turning around.

I’ll just watch the video where you can see Myers go down the slide and—okay that’s enough slide for me.