Hold onto your hats – England will soon be home to the biggest tunnel slide in the world with an addition to the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London’s north-east.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower – which kind of looks like the Eiffel Tower if someone tried to wrap it up with rigid red wire tape – was erected for the London 2012 Olympic Games and sits right beside Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stadium.
The slide will be the world’s biggest and tallest tunnel slide measuring 76 metres high and 178 metres long. Designed by Belgian artist Carsten Höller, the slide will be painted red to match the structure’s already striking design.
The slide will wrap around one of the existing metal cages, and includes a few twists and turns before it descends to ground level. You’ll be racing down for approximately 40 seconds, the website reports, and there will be transparent sections of the slide so you can see exactly how fast you’ll be plummeting down – they reckon it’s about six metres a second!
The slide is expected to be completed by Spring 2016. Sign us up!
(Lead image: Andy Miah/Flickr)