It was announced this morning that an application to turn the Arcelor Mittal tower into a giant slide has been approved! This means that the wacky sculpture, taller than the statue of liberty and built for the Olympics, will become the worlds biggest tunnel slide!
— London Legacy (@LondonLegacy) July 29, 2015
Plans for the slide were revealed a few months ago and people weren’t even sure if they were serious. That is, until, these plans emerged showing how the slide will curve its way down the giant tower 5 times from 80m above ground.
The tower, which already resembles a helter skelter, opened a viewing platform and cafe at its top level last year, offering spectacular views over east and central London. Visitors to the viewing platform take a lift to get back down, it seems that in the near future they will have a much faster option.
The new slide is due to open next spring and will cost £5 per ride
The ArcelorMittal Orbit website has more information of the viewing platform and other developments at the attraction: http://arcelormittalorbit.com/