The structural engineer whose firm built the glass slide on the US Bank Tower's 70th floor explains how it only seems unsafe, but is actually a pretty solid place to be in an earthquake. "We tested the pants off of absolutely everything," he says.
A woman who fractured her ankle while riding the new Skyslide at US Bank Tower is suing the owner of the building and the operator of the attraction. The lawsuit claims riders can easily get their feet snagged coming out of the slide.
This video shows an early test run of the skyslide affixed to the side of the US Bank Tower nearly 1,000 feet from the ground. So far, things seem to be running smoothly, though the attraction still seems incredibly scary.
The glass Skyslide has just been installed outside the 69th floor at the tallest tower in the West. The attraction will open in June, along with an observation deck with 360-degree views. Meanwhile, enjoy these photos of the installation process.
A helicopter hoisted the terrifying new glass slide attraction to the 69th floor of the US Bank tower, where it will become part of a redesigned lookout area for what is (for now) the tallest building west of the Mississippi.