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Get Ready for the World’s Tallest and Longest Slide

(Photo: London Legacy Development Corporation)

Architects Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a sculpture in London made for 2012 Summer Olympics. At 376 feet tall, it’s the tallest sculpture in the entire UK. Now it’s about to become the world’s tallest, longest, and therefore greatest slide.

The slide will descend 249 feet while spiraling 5 times around the tower. Visitors will spend about $8 each to go down it at speeds as high as 15 miles per hour. The journey takes a full 37 seconds.

This slide will have features that set it above similar rides, such as mirrors along the route that confuse the visitors as to which way is up. It will also be wheelchair accessible. You can read more about the project at the London Evening Standard.

-via Juxtapoz


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