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The Slide

© DACS 2024. Photo credit: Frank Da Silva, courtesy The Line

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'The Slide' was created in 2016 by artist Carsten Höller at the invitation of Anish Kapoor, designer of 'ArcelorMittal Orbit'. At 178 m long, it is the world's tallest and longest tunnel slide and offers a 40–second descent, 12 twists and turns, and speeds of up to 24 km/h. 'The Slide' winds its way through 'ArcelorMittal Orbit' (the UK's tallest sculpture) and, through the transparent sections of its structure, offers glimpses of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London's skyline before plunging visitors into darkness. It is a permanent installation that offers an unforgettable and exhilarating experience and, as Höller notes, 'it's virtually impossible to go down a slide without smiling'.

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The Slide






H 17800 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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