The 1,000-pound slide was installed by poker player Phil Galfond last year to connect the top and bottom floors of the three-bedroom, four-bathroom East 13th Street unit, which included a media/game room with wet bar, two terraces and a $35,000 custom pool table.
However, the Turett Collaborative Architects-designed slide, which had to be installed by crane, was evidently a no-go for Canadian software millionaire Daniel Gieschen.
The chute-hating Gieschen will be inviting all of his friends for a slide party before he donates the stylish build-in to a children’s museum or a charity, CORE listing broker Elizabeth Kee told The New York Post.
Back in March, Kee said to The New York Daily News that “this apartment brings out the fun in people,” adding that removing the slide “would be so sad.”
We’re going to head to our local playground and pour one out for Galfond’s short-slid dream, Fisher Price-style.