To say architecture has evolved, would be an understatement. Gone are the days when just comfort or aesthetics were what an architect had to deal with. Today a design pitch includes “risqué”, “eye-ball-popping” and even “death-defying”, maybe? Keeping up the thrills, a new Los Angeles skyscraper has unveiled its plans for a 45-feet-long glass slide, off the building’s side, at 1,000 feet above ground. The new U.S. Bank Tower, will allow thrill seekers quick-access from the 70th floor to the 69th floor, as they slide down – with full view of the city, at a cost of $8.
The US Bank Tower which is going through a $50-million makeover by Singapore-based OUE Ltd, will be the tallest building on the West Coast, with 72 floors and one fully-enclosed (thank god!) Skyslide, when it opens in June this year. The slide is made entirely from glass measuring a thickness of just 1.25 inches (3.2 centimeters).
The building will also feature a restaurant, an observation deck on the 69th floor and a bar on the 70th floor. There will also be an interactive video exhibit detailing the history of Los Angeles on the 54th floor. The observation deck will offer unparalleled view of Los Angeles, at an additional cost of $25.
[ Via : Designboom ]