You can now ride on ‘world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide’ in London

Latest Update: April 30, 2016 | 123 Views

You can now ride on the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide at London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in the United Kingdom.

Tickets just went on sale for the slide which is the latest addition to the 115 meter-tall Orbit, conceived by Anish Kapoor for the 2012 Olympics.

Developing on an initial proposal by Bblur Architecture, Artist Carsten Höller designed the 178 m-long helter skelter, set to open on June 24.

“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,” said Höller, who also installed a pair of spiraling slides for an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery last summer.

“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 Orbit Tower slide will have 30 sections and 12 turns, including a corkscrew twist. It starts at a height of 74 meters, has a top speed of 15 miles per hour and takes 40 seconds to complete.

Tickets for the attraction cost £15 and include access to the Orbit’s viewing platform.

London isn’t the only city expecting a helter skelter it seems, a 70 story high glass slide is also being planned along the outside of Los Angeles’ US Bank Tower in downtown.


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