Up at The O2 – breathtaking new attraction (Video)

Posted on 27 June 2012
By Bert Bernstein
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London is to be home to a breathtaking and thrilling new attraction – Up at The O2 – which will combine an exhilarating outdoor challenge with a completely unique perspective on the Capital.

Designed by the original architects of the iconic venue, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Up at The O2 is an unforgettable 90-minute experience that takes visitors on an uplifting guided expedition across the roof of The O2 via a tensile fabric walkway suspended 53m above ground level.

An observation platform at the summit will enable climbers to take in spectacular 360˚ views of the Capital and its many landmarks, including the Olympic Park, Thames Barrier, The Shard, Historic Royal Greenwich and Canary Wharf, before descending back to base.

Up at The O2 begins at Base Camp, a fully immersive briefing area inspired by the world’s best climbs and the rich history of The O2. Here visitors will be kitted out in bespoke climb suits, shoes and safety harnesses by highly trained guides before making their way via the stairs or lift, to the base of the tent ready to start their climb.

Alistair Wood, AEG Europe, Senior Vice-President for Real Estate, said: “Up at The O2 is not only an exciting, new landmark attraction for London but it also marks the fifth birthday of The O2 in style.

“Representing a significant investment for AEG, the realisation of Up at The O2 is a demonstration of our continued commitment to developing and diversifying The O2 – already the world’s most successful music and entertainment venue.”

Fore more information watch the video below…