The World’s Most Terrifying Slide Opened On Top Of A Skyscraper… And It’s NOPE.
A new and totally epic attraction has opened in downtown LA, and it might be the most exciting spot yet. It's called Skyspace LA, a series of observation decks at the U.S. Bank Tower, the country's tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
The best part of the observation decks? The Skyslide, a glass-enclosed chute that visitors can slide down, all the while experiencing incredible views and coping with a very slight fear of their own untimely deaths.
"But it's just a slide," you say? Well, in addition to being totally made of glass, this slide is at the 70th floor of the building, meaning that it hovers about 1,000 feet off the ground. That means that if something goes wrong and the slide cracks, well...you know what happens next.
In order to test out this daring feat or architecture, the good folks at Jimmy Kimmel decided to send Kimmel's security guard, Guillermo, to the Skyslide -- with the explicit instructions to "test it out." We're not sure if we'd want to be the guinea pigs for this one, but Guillermo takes it like a champ.
Can you spot the Skyslide, all the way over on the left? For people who are afraid of heights, this is pretty much a nightmare.
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As it happens, Kimmel's security guard Guillermo is afraid of heights. Will he be able to conquer the slide? Well, in Guillermo's words, one of two things could happen: One, he'll close his eyes. Two, he'll st his pants. Something tells us both of those things are a possibility.**
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live