Glass Slide Airlifted Onto 69th Floor of U.S. Bank Tower in DTLA

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

"Skyspace LA" at the U.S. Bank Tower will include a "Skyslide," shown in this rendering. The Skyslide will be 46 feet long, 4 feet wide and made of 1 1/4- inch-thick glass. (Credit: OUE Skyspace LA )

A glass slide perched 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles got one step closer to reality Saturday, as the building owner announced it had been airlifted by helicopter onto the 69th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower.

Slated to open in June, the enclosed outdoor slide will allow thrill seekers to scoot 45 feet from the 70th to the 69th floor of the towering building, surrounded by clear glass an inch-and-a-quarter thick.

Singapore-based OUE Ltd., which bought the building three years ago, is promoting the “Skyslide” as a “first-of-its-kind” attraction.

“Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to transform their view of Los Angeles as they glide down, gazing at unparalleled views of the city,” OUE President and CEO Lucy Rumantir said in a statement released  Saturday.

Click here to read the full story on