ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture to realise full potential as giant slide

The UK 2012 Olympic sculpture is to be transformed into huge helter-skelter and we can’t wait to ride it

At 376 ft, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, built to mark the London 2012 Olympics, is the UK’s tallest sculpture and features amazing views over London.
Not only can you take in views of the city from the top of the tower but for the adrenaline junkies out there, you can also abseil down it!

As if spectacular views and the thrill of throwing yourself off the edge of this impressive landmark wasn’t enough, the sculpture is soon to gain a mammoth side, wrapped around it. The slide will be 178 metres long and will become the biggest helter-skelter in the world. We are so on board.

The attraction will have 12 loops and it will take 40 seconds to travel down the 76m tower, with sliders reaching a speed of 15 miles per hour. And at £5 a pop, it’s not too expensive either!

Peter Tudor, Director of Visitor Services at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, said: “What more exciting way to descend the ArcelorMittal Orbit than on the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide. This slide really will give a different perspective of Britain’s tallest sculpture.”

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