Anyone brave enough to plunge down a glass slide 70 stories in the air will get their chance this Saturday when an observation deck off the side of the West Coast's tallest building opens to the public.
The 45-foot slide transports riders from the 70th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower at 633 West Fifth Street in downtown Los Angeles to an open-air observation deck on the 69th floor of the building.
Made of clear glass 1 1/4-inch thick, the slide was airlifted onto the tower in March. The public opening of both slide and deck will be commemorated by an all-day block party on Saturday.
Individual tickets to the deck and slide range from $8 for children to $48.
The 1,018-foot-tall U.S. Bank Tower, owned by Overseas Union Enterprises Limited, will lose its title as the tallest building on the coast when the nearby Wilshire Grand Tower is completed in 2017. That 73-story building, developed by Korean Air, will be 1,100 feet high.