Ride the 180 meter-long Orbit tower slide at the Olympic park for just £5, starting in spring 2016
Britain’s Largest Sculpture, Part of Olympic Legacy that transformed to East London, The ArcelorMittal Orbit. It is a unique landmark mesmerizing and delighting visitors with its offers and unique view of the city.
Turner Prize–winner Anish Kapoor’s and Cecil Balmond of engineering Group Arup construction ArcelorMittal Orbit took 18 months and required 560 meters of tubular red steel to form the sculpture’s lattice superstructure. 180 mts-high, twisted-steel sculpture towers strikingly over the southern end of Olympic Park. In essence it’s an artwork, but at the 80 mts mark it also offers a fantastic panorama from its mirrored viewing platform, which is accessed by a lift from the base of the sculpture. A slide running down the tower is due to open in spring 2016.
From ArcelorMittal Orbit you can view that stretches 20miles and you can identify the Iconic buildings which dots the London Skyline, London Eye, The Shard, The Gherkin, Big Ben, Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena. Sitting between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit will be a beacon of the Olympic Park during the Games and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the area will be known after the Games.
Due to open to the public in the spring 2016, the slide will be 180 meters long and will cost just £5 to ride. Presently those wishing to abseil down the structure must pay £85.It will be suspended 76 meters above the ground and wrapped around the distinctive warped red metal frame of the Orbit Tower. It will circle around the tower five times before finishing with a 50mts straight run to the ground.
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