Woman sues after allegedly breaking her ankle on the US Bank Tower Skyslide

A rendering of the slide (credit: OUE Limited)
A rendering of the slide (credit: OUE Limited)

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

An out-of-town woman has sued the landlord of the U.S. Bank Tower, claiming that she broke her ankle while going down the recreational glass slide along the outside of the building, the L.A. Times reported.

The “Skyslide” opened just a month ago, as part of a $50 million renovation to the 72-story tower’s upper floors. The slide is 45 feet, descending from the 70th floor to the 96th, about 1,000 feet above the ground.

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Gayle Yashar and her husband, of Woodmere, New York, are seeking unspecified damages against the tower’s owner, OUE Skyspace LLC and a concession company.

Yashar claims that a stack of mats at the bottom of the slide created a gap that traps riders’ feet when they reach the bottom of the slide, and that the design of the slide doesn’t allow for a slow-down.

The U.S. Tower is currently the tallest building on the West Coast, but will be eclipsed by developer Korean Air’s Grand Wilshire Center, slated to open in early 2017. [LAT]Cathaleen Chen