The pandemic has struck once again! The OUE Skyspace, which opened down in LA back in 2016, was known specifically for the SkySlide. The SkySlide is located 1,000 feet above the ground, completely made of 1.25" thick glass-- a 100% see through slide 45 feet long that allowed visitors to slide down from the 70th floor to the 69th. If you're not familiar with it, here's what it was like:
Sadly, Skyspace closed just prior to the pandemic and was bought last year for $430 million by developer Silverstein Properties. They plan to spend $60 million on making upgrades and one of those "upgrades" will be to remove the SkySlide and Skyspace public observation deck.
The new owner had this to say:
"While there are examples of observation decks and tourist attractions coexisting with workspace, in this particular case I think that it was having too much of a negative impact on the experience that we wanted to create and preserve for the companies that are here."
The two floors this affects will be turned into office space.