Residents of Downtown Los Angeles woke to helicopter noise last Saturday morning, as a glass slide was airlifted to the 69th-floor observation deck at the U.S. Bank Tower known as Skyspace LA.

The Skyslide will be suspended from the side of the 1,018-foot tall building, allowing individuals to slide from the 70th floor to the 69th floor, supported only by a layer of clear 1 ¼-inch thick glass.  Visitors will disembark onto a open-air observation deck that is being billed as the tallest in the State of California.

Individual rides on the Skyslide will cost $8, in addition to the $25 entry fee for Skyspace.

According to a press release from OUE, Ltd., the owner of the U.S. Bank Tower, other offerings from the $50-million Skyspace project will include a 360-degree ditital topography wall highlighting landmarks and neighborhoods throughout the Los Angeles basin.  The building's 71st floor is being converted into a restaurant known as 71Above.

Skyspace LA is scheduled to open to the public on June 25th.

The observation deck will eventually receive competition in 2017, when the Wilshire Grand opengs in with its rooftop infinity pool and lobby.