Orbit tower in Olympic Park to become tallest slide in the world
It was regularly glimpsed on television or if you visited the Olympic Park around the time of the 2012 Olympics in London, but soon you'll be able to have a much closer - though high-speed - look at the Orbit tower as it's due to have a helter-skelter type slide built in and around it.
Plans have been approved this week to create the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide inside the 114m tall red Orbit tower sculpture in the Olympic Park.
The slide tunnel will be transparent most of the way down, allowing those on the ride to catch sight of various views of the spiralling structure on their way down.
The slide will be 178m long and 76m high. A ride will cost £5 and it will take around 40 seconds to reach the bottom.
The tower was designed by Turner Prize winning artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond and completed in 2012, in time for the Olympics.
The slide part of the tower will open in Spring 2016.