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Glass "Skyslide" opens atop Los Angeles skyscraper

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - OUE announced plans for the official grand opening of OUE Skyspace LA. From nearly 1,000 feet above the city in the iconic U.S. Bank Tower, OUE Skyspace LA will honor the culture, community and people that make Los Angeles unlike any city in the world. 

In addition to panoramic views of Southern California, the observation deck will boast a breathtaking thrill factor: the Skyslide, a 45-foot, outdoor, glass slide.

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"We are certain that OUE Skyspace LA will grow to become an integral part of the booming downtown LA culture," said OUE's Lucy Rumantir, president and chief executive officer, the Americas. "This is a momentous occasion not only for OUE, but for the whole city of Los Angeles."

"Los Angeles is beloved for its incredible architecture and natural beauty, and now everyone has the opportunity to be a part of it in a whole new way," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "OUE Skyspace LA will give millions of Angelenos and visitors from everywhere an unforgettable experience - taking in our entire cityscape from a breathtaking vantage point."

On Saturday, June 25, OUE Skyspace LA will open its doors to the public. OUE Skyspace LA is inviting guests of all ages to join in celebrating this exciting milestone with a grand opening block party from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The festivities are open for all to enjoy, and purchasing a ticket for OUE Skyspace LA is not required for block party entry.

The block party will feature an array of entertainment and activities, including live performances from top artists and a building pyrotechnics finale. The festivities will take place on S. Hope Street between Hope Place and 3rd Street. During the event, 4th Street will remain closed, while 3rd Street, Flower and Grand will remain open and operational.

The Skyslide is built to withstand an 8.0 earthquake and 110 mph winds.

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