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Five-story slide installed in Chinese shopping mall

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 16, 2016 at 10:21 AM

SHANGHAI, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A Shanghai shopping mall has installed a five-story-tall stainless steel slide that brings shoppers to the ground floor in 16 seconds.

The slide, installed at the Printemps shopping mall, is due to open to the public in the coming weeks, but it has already attracted a lot of attention online from social media users who question its safety.

Users of the Weibo microblogging site questioned whether the rapid speed of the 66-foot slide would cause discomfort to riders' backsides and lead to potentially dangerous collisions, but mall managers said the slide has been tested for safety and only one person will be allowed on the ride at a time.

The slide was built to resemble a dragon and bears multiple colorful flower decals.

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