Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Slides For Quick Travel Down High Rises

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The point of VWBCI is to open local minds to outside practices, concepts, and ideas that might stand to improve our greater civic situation in a parallel universe where coolness was valued more than practicality and funds spent on public works of art were raised by way of a special NIMBY tax levied against serial complainers.

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(via) This incredible, super twisty slide is being added on to London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture (a relic of the 2012 Olympics). It opens to the public on June 24th. Quite naturally, we’re wicked jealous. If would be great if we could have on just like it, only wrapped around the Harbour Centre or, more fittingly, snaking down the tallest of the unimaginative Olympic Village towers (a less artful relic of our own Games). The images below are only advance renderings of the imminent London thrill, the last being a wide shot of the AMO without the slide. What a gas!

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