If you fancy yourself a daredevil, you’re going to love LA’s larger-than-life new feature attraction, OUE Skyspace LA.
OUE, which stretches over nearly 1,000 square feet of downtown Los Angeles, is California’s tallest open-air observation deck. Made of glass and affixed to the outside of the U.S. Bank Tower, the slide will shoot adrenaline junkies from the 70th floor to the 69th, which, in theory, doesn’t seem like that fall to far—but oh, it really is. Made entirely of clear glass, 1 ¼ inches thick, the Skyslide is a first-of-its-kind outdoor glass slide, extending 45 feet long and four feet wide, offering 360 degree views of the city.
The space went public yesterday, June 26, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony overseen by LA Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan and OUE Executive Chairman Stephen Riady.
The project has been a long time coming; work on the observation deck and Skyslide began in December 2014, costing approximately $31 million. Also completed is the makeover of the office lobby, which now features one of the country’s largest high-resolution video art walls in an office building and cost roughly $26 million to execute.
OUE Skyspace LA also features a Digital Interactive Level, which includes a 360-degree Digital Topography Wall of Los Angeles, which will have information on landmarks, neighborhoods, and other points of interest. From the Infinity Mirror that creates reflections upon reflections, to the Silhouette Wall which uses pixels to create reflective images based on body movement, these exhibits are designed to offer visitors a completely unique experience.
The space is also home to California’s tallest open-air observation deck. Visitors will experience the California sunshine like never before thanks to 2,800 square feet of outdoor space perched outside with stellar views that truly encompass all that the City of Angels has to offer, from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean to landmarks like Dodger Stadium and Catalina Island.
So go ahead and slide…if you dare.