- History of OUE Skyspace LA in Los Angeles
- What to see and what to do at OUE Skyspace LA in Los Angeles?
- - The 54th floor
- - The 69th and 70th floors
- - The Skyslide
- How do I get to OUE Skyspace LA in Los Angeles?
- Schedules and fares of the OUE Skyspace LA in Los Angeles
- - SCHEDULE
- - RATES
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Are you passing through Los Angeles? Take a step up to visit the OUE Skyspace LA! On the program: the city of angels from another angle.
A world cultural symbol, the City of Angels is known for its must-see places that echo it. Among them, Venice beach, Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Beverly Hills, the pier of Santa Monica or the Warner Bros. studios welcome many visitors every year. If they are legions lots of a stay in Los Angeles, the OUE Skyspace LA, is one of the most fashionable attractions of the city. And for good reason, it is the highest outdoor observation terrace in California!
Located on four floors of the U.S. Bank Tower, nearly 300 meters above downtown Los Angeles, the OUE Skyspace is an ideal place to visit with family and friends. The promise? A multi-dimensional and interactive experience with 360-degree panoramic views throughout the city. All in all, the OUE Skyspace is to Los Angeles what the Empire State Building is to Los Angeles, or the Top of the Rock is to New York City.
Ready for the thrills? Head to the top with our mini-guide to visit OUE Skyspace LA!
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History of OUE Skyspace LA in Los Angeles
In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the OUE Skyspace LA observation platform sits atop the iconic U.S. Bank Tower (also known as the Library Tower). Victim of two fires in 1986, the tower was then included in a billion-dollar rehabilitation project. The goal? To give a second life to the Los Angeles library.
It is only in July 2014 that the OUE Skyspace project is born. That year, Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) became the owner of the premises, announcing the construction of an observation deck on the 69th and 70th floors. But that's not all: to make the place a cultural and sharing space in its own right, the project included a restaurant (71Above) on the 71st floor and an exhibition hall on the 54th floor. A total of $31 million is being invested in the renovation! When the tower reopens its doors on June 25, 2016, it will also unveil a new lobby on the ground floor and a tourist entrance on the second floor.
Anecdote: With its 310 metres high and 73 floors, the tower was ranked 7th among the highest skyscrapers on the planet! Also voted the tallest tower in Los Angeles and California, it will be dethroned in 2017 by the Wilshire Grand Center (340 meters) and Salesforce towers in San Francisco (326 meters).
What to see and what to do at OUE Skyspace LA in Los Angeles?
The 54th floor
From the top of its 73 floors, the OUE Skyspace LA overlooks the immensity of the city of Los Angeles. The tour begins at the foot of the Bank Tower, with a first stop on the 54th floor where interactive animations welcome visitors. Among them, very beautiful timelapses and a 360° interactive wall presenting all the picturesque landscapes of California. This is also where the incredible Infinity Mirror is installed! Integrated into the floor, it simulates a bird's eye view from the top of the tower.
The 69th and 70th floors
Second trip by elevator to the 69th and 70th floors! Here you are on the two large observation terraces with a panoramic view that is impressive to say the least. A 360° view that invites you to go around the building to discover the emblems of Los Angeles. Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park, Downtown, Dodger Stadium, Coliseum... From this summit, the City of Angels is at your feet! To the north, enjoy the picturesque landscape of the San Gabriel mountains. To the west, the immensity of the Pacific Ocean awaits you, while to the south, the island of Catalina is waiting for you.
It is the second flagship attraction of the OUE Skyspace. Perched on the 70th floor, the Skyslide is a unique attraction in the world that promises thrills. And for good reason, it is a 15-metre-long all-glass outdoor slide attached to the building! Take your courage in both hands and settle down on the (almost) flying carpet to reach the 69th floor. And above all, enjoy the view!
After the effort, the comfort: take advantage of your landing on the 69th floor to drink a cocktail at the Garden bar, the artisanal beer and wine bar. Again, the view is breathtaking.
How do I get to OUE Skyspace LA in Los Angeles?
OUE Skyspace LA is located at 633 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, on floors 2, 54, 69 and 70 of the iconic U.S. Bank Tower.
- Walking distance
- By subway: Take the red or purple line of the Los Angeles subway and get off at the Pershing Square stop. The entrance to OUE Skyspace LA is only a few meters walk away.
- By bus: Many bus lines stop right in front of OUE Skyspace LA, including 18, 55, 62.
- By car: If you plan to drive to OUE Skyspace LA, it is recommended that you park at the Westlawn Parking Garage, across from the U.S. Bank Tower, at 524 S. Flower Street.
Schedules and fares of the OUE Skyspace LA in Los Angeles
The OUE Skyspace LA is open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm. The last tickets are sold at 9pm.
On public holidays, the OUE Skyspace can be closed for private events.
You can buy your ticket directly at the museum entrance or book it online. Please note that admission is free for holders of the !
Admission to the OUE Skyspace LA varies according to age:
- 2 years old and under: free
- From 3 to 12 years: $19
- Adult 13 to 64 years old: $25
- Seniors 65 and over: starting at $22
- Skyslide: $8 extra