Tickets are on sale now for London’s most talked about new attraction, The Slide designed by Carsten Höller at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. The Slide, a permanent fixture at London’s Olympic Park, will give people a full 40 seconds to experience this and decide for themselves as they make their way down the 178m chute at an estimated 15mph.
In the 40-second trip, visitors will circle around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times as they weave their way through the famous loops and curves of the iconic structure, including a tight corkscrew section names the ‘bettfeder’ – after the German word for ‘bedspring’ – and end with a 50m straight run back down to earth.
The Slide was created by Belgian artist Carsten Höller in collaboration with London-based firm bblur architecture at the invitation of Sir Anish Kapoor, designer of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. It is a unique collaboration between two of the world’s leading artists and a major new art installation for London, as well as yet another reason to visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – fast becoming London’s most exciting playground.
The Slide will open 24 June. For more information, visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit here. Following the announce of its upcoming opening, ArcelorMittal Orbit has unveiled a behind-the-scenes video of the construction of The Slide. see the video below.
images courtesy of ArcelorMittal Orbit | video courtesy of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park