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London's ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Will Soon Be the World's Tallest Slide

London's ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Will Soon Be the World's Tallest Slide
London's ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Will Soon Be the World's Tallest Slide, © LLDC via Metro
© LLDC via Metro

Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London will soon host the world's tallest and longest tunnel slide. The 114-meter-tall tower, already the UK's tallest sculpture, was originally built for the 2012 London Olympics. As the Metro reports, the semi-transparent stainless steel tube slide will start its descent 80-meters above ground within the structure's infamous lattice work, spiraling five times before embarking on a final 50-meter drop. Rides will last 37 seconds and cost just £5 a ride.

The slide will open in Spring of 2016. Bblur architecture and Buro Happold are responsible for executing the design, which was originally envisioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation as a way to attract more visitors.

© LLDC via Metro
© LLDC via Metro
ArcelorMittal Orbit / Anish Kapoor. Image © ArcelorMittal
ArcelorMittal Orbit / Anish Kapoor. Image © ArcelorMittal
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "London's ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Will Soon Be the World's Tallest Slide" 29 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771049/londons-arcelormittal-orbit-tower-will-soon-be-the-worlds-tallest-slide/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© LLDC via Metro

伦敦的ArcelorMittal轨道塔将成为世界上最高的滑梯