At the invitation of Sir Anish Kapoor, Belgian artist Carsten Höller has created the UK’s tallest public artwork. It opens on June 24th as the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide at 178-metres. In a 40-second trip, visitors will loop around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times, including a corkscrew section called the ‘bettfeder’ – German for ‘bedspring’ – and end with a 50m straight final rush to ground level.
Location: ArcelorMittal Orbit, 3 Thornton Street, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford,London, E20 2AD
Childs Play not Art! And it never was. Missed chance, Sir!