A new slide in London takes amusement park rides to new heights.
Wrapped around the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture and observation tower, “The Slide” is 580 feet long, which makes it the world’s tallest, longest, fastest tunnel slide, according to the Times London.
The daredevil ride opened June 24 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
Check it out.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit, which hosts the mega-slide, is an enormous sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor. Here he is with a miniature model of it back in 2010.
The United Kingdom’s biggest piece of public artwork, the structure cost $19 million to build in 2012.
Some complained that the 375-foot-tall landmark was an eyesore, so Belgian artist Carsten Höller decided to give it a fun addition: a giant slide.
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Riders wear elbow pads and a helmet and sit with a bag around their feet. It costs $22 to ride.
The descent takes 40 seconds.
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Carsten Höller's slide around Anish Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford opened today. Pic: Chris Ratcliffe pic.twitter.com/Fkl7fRj5df
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