The US Bank building in LA opened a glass slide last week that sits 1,000 feet above the city. File this under one of the most unnecessary "attractions" on earth today.
Not sure I see anything about this slide that is attractive. The glass is 1.25 inches thick, which means nothing to me. Weren't the Titanic walls like 7 feet thick? That shit sank like a rock.
And don’t worry, the slide is perfectly safe. Lucy Rumantir, president and chief executive of the company that owns the building, told The Los Angeles Times that “the slide is strong enough to hang a school bus filled with people off of it.” That’s pretty darn strong.
Why is the owner of the building commenting on this slide's safety? Shouldn't some crazy science guy be doing that? And why do they know that the slide can fit a school bus full of kids on it. That actually makes me more nervous because if they tested that, they pushed this slide to its limits already and its ready to crack.
This slide is just like those observatories at all of the worlds tall buildings, not for me. Playground slides do the trick just fine, thank you very much.