The observation deck and glass slide 1,000 feet up the U.S. Bank Tower have shut permanently.
Unfortunately, the brief thrill of winding down the side of a huge skyscraper with nothing but a plate of glass between you and Downtown L.A. 1,000ft below is no longer an option. That means no more highly-grammable events 70 floors up, amongst the clouds. While it was expected, this one hurts.
The news comes a few months after the U.S. Bank Tower building, where the iconic slide and observation deck is, was sold. The 14-million-square-foot building on 633 West Fifth Street was sold to the New York-based real estate developer Silverstein Properties for $430 million, according to their website.
The development plans included “a creative office campus in a vertical urban environment,” according to a statement from the property firm. However, there wasn’t much information on what would happen to the epic observation deck and its 45-foot slide suspended above the city.
But we had some hopes that we could keep it on the bucket list. On Monday, October 26, the news of the closure was made official with an Instagram post. Especially since it’s the second-tallest tower in Los Angeles at 1,018 feet, meaning there aren’t many 360-degree views quite like it out there.
“Sadly, we regret to inform you that effective this month, OUE Skyspace LA will be permanently closing,” the caption read. “We would like to thank you for your incredible support and all the wonderful memories shared over the past four years.”
[Featured Image: @roamluggage]