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The slide – London's most spectacular new attraction

The Arcelor Mittal Orbit is a 115-metre observation tower in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The steel sculpture is Britain's tallest sculpture, an enduring reminder of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The imposing structure is visible from afar, awakening the curiosity of those who see it. After visitors have taken the lift to the top or – for the more athletic – the 435 steps to the viewing platform, an incomparable view is revealed across the skyline of London and far beyond.

But how do you get back down? Lifts are available, obviously, and taking the stairs back down enables you to enjoy the wonderful views again, whilst freefall abseiling is another exhilarating way back to the ground. However, equally spectacular and no less exciting is covering the 78-metre height in just 38 to 40 seconds with the new slide from Rasdorf – with a length of 180 metres, the longest tunnel slide in the world. Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2016.

The design for this gigantic slide came from the artist Carsten Höller, with whom our company has already created numerous unusual projects around the world.

Alongside further large-scale projects in Dubai and on various cruise ships, this creation represents a further challenge for us with regard to planning and technology. However, we are certain that our many years of experience mean that we are equal to the task.

Further information at arcelormittalorbit.com

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