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Vegas’ SkyJump opens

Visitors to the Stratosphere in Las Vegas no longer need an elevator to get down from Sin City's highest building. Its SkyJump Las Vegas has opened as the world's highest commercial decelerator descent.
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The SkyJump from the Stratosphere's tower in Las Vegas is the world's highest commercial decelerator descent.AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

Visitors to the Stratosphere tower in Las Vegas no longer need an elevator to get down from Sin City's highest building.

A new ride is giving daredevils a cable, a platform and a chance to jump to a blue and black target 829 feet below.

SkyJump Las Vegas has opened as the world's highest commercial decelerator descent.

A cable line guides jumpers down from a metal platform, with views of the Las Vegas Strip along the way.

The ride was certified by Guinness World Records as the highest of its kind.