OUE Skyspace Los Angeles New Attraction

Grand opening of Skyslide LA

OUE Skyspace LA has arrived. With all the media/social media buzz and press releases it’s finally here. Skyslide adds another LA attraction aside from amusement parks which LA is known for.

When I was a kid, I visited New York’s Empire State Building observation deck. I was always curious why Los Angeles didn’t have one. Sure, we don’t have as many skyscrapers as New York, but we still deserve to have an observation deck in downtown LA. And with downtown LA’s revitalization, I could not be more stoked and proud to have this landmark in Los Angeles.

OUE Skyspace

Skyslide an outdoor glass slide affixed to the exterior of the US Bank building

Skyslide an outdoor glass slide affixed to the exterior of the US Bank building

As a blogger, I was invited to the opening of OUE Skyspace LA to experience the 360° observation deck and the arrival of the Skyslide on June 25. When we arrived, there were security personnel everywhere and we went through a security check. You feel completely safe. Ushers will greet you before you enter the elevator and guide you to where to go next. There are a variety of interactive visitor touch points on floors 2, 54, 69 and 70 of the US Bank Tower. Before you reach your destination (Skyslide and Observation Deck), you will witness a descriptional LA culture through murals on the wall. In addition, highlights include a dynamic technology – an infinity mirror that has neon colors that float in the dark creating an illusion that appears 10,000 miles deep; a silhouette wall which uses pixels to produce reflective images based on your body motion. This fascinating technology was specifically designed to make your experience memorable.

Thrill seekers line up to sail the Skyslide

Thrill seekers line up to sail the Skyslide

When we finally reached the observation deck on the 70th flloor, we saw a huge line of thrill seekers who were psyched to sail the glass slide that is perched 1,000 feet over downtown LA. While in line, visitors can appreciate the 360 degree amazing view of DTLA. If you’re a little parched waiting in line, you can get refreshments from the cafe. Just a little tip, they only accept cash, at least for now. The line moves fast as the slide itself only takes approximately 5 seconds. Another tip, if you have a GoPro camera you can bring it in and attach it to your chest or head to capture the breathtaking view.

Enjoying the view while waiting in line

Enjoying the view while waiting in line

Going back to Skyslide, it is a first-of-its-kind outdoor glass slide affixed to the exterior of the US Bank Tower. The glass structure was made entirely of clear glass and was airlifted via helicopter onto the 69th floor. It is 1 1/4 inches thick, extending 45 feet long, from the 70th floor to the 69th floor. OUE Skyspace LA is the proud home to California’s tallest open-air observation deck, boasting an unmatched 2,800 square feet of outdoor space. The US Bank Building is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, 11th tallest in North America and 65th tallest in the World.

View from the 70th floor of OUE Skyspace LA

View from the 70th floor of OUE Skyspace LA

If you’re an Angeleno, you don’t want to miss this new landmark of Southern Califoirnia. If you’re visiting, make sure you include Skyslide LA in your agenda.

Skyspace LA Grand Opening Block Party

Skyspace LA Grand Opening Block Party

69th Floor - Observation Deck

69th Floor – Observation Deck

With Remi from Ogilvy

My son Gerald getting ready to slide

My son Gerald getting ready to slide

 

 

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