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Los Angeles skyscraper building slide 70 floors above ground

An artist's rendering of the Skyslide planned for the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles.

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The downtown Los Angeles skyline is about to get a whole lot more exciting -- and possibly a little scary for anyone afraid of heights.

CBS Los Angeles reported the U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, is getting a scream-inducing new tourist attraction called Skyslide.

The 36-foot-long glass slide will allow thrill-seekers to slide from the 70th floor down to the 69th floor on the outside of the building.

The slide is about 1,000 feet above ground and will give sliders quite the view down. A new observation deck and upscale restaurant are being added on the 71st floor, offering views from the hills of Glendale to Catalina.

Organizers expect tickets to run about $25 for the slide and observation deck once the attraction opens by the middle of this year.