As part of our commitment to evolving and developing the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a planning application has been submitted to create a slide from the platforms of the structure down to ground level.
Anish Kapoor has invited Belgian artist Carsten Höller to create a giant slide for the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. This is a unique collaboration between two of the world's leading artists and will be a major new art installation for the capital.
The enclosed steel tube will wind its way in and out of the lattice work of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, twisting down to the ground as an alternative to the staircase. The addition of a slide would be an exciting and alternative way to descend from the viewing platforms, and will give a very different perspective of Britain’s tallest sculpture. It is hoped that the slide will open in 2016.