London’s long-anticipated tunnel slide is opening this summer at ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower. Over 580-feet-long and more than 240-feet-tall, the Slide twists thrill-seekers around Anish Kapoor’s sculpture that reigns over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. For a little over $20, you can unleash your inner child on what promises to be one heck of a ride.
The longest, tallest tunnel slide in the entire world winds around the sculpture 12 times, providing awe-inspiring views of the park and London during the 40-second-long ride. The epic slide includes a “tight corkscrew section” and a 164-foot plunge at the bottom. Riders can reach speeds of 15 miles per hour.
Höller said, “Since 1999 I have built a number of slides, both free-standing and attached to buildings, but never onto another artwork as in this case. Now that the two artworks will be intertwined with each other, I see it as one of these double situations that I am so interested in.”
The ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower was built from recycled steel and while it was constructed for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond hoped to create a “lasting legacy” with the sculpture. The Slide is slated to open on June 24. You can purchase tickets for the ride here.
Via The Spaces