German Roller Coaster Sculpture

Monday, November 14, 2011 10:15 PM

The German city of Duisberg built a $2.75 million sculpture that allows visitors to navigate a walkway that makes up the "track" of the roller coaster-themed piece. Don't tell me you wouldn't want this in your backyard!

Pics and more description: http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/11/crouching-tiger-and-turtle-roller.html

The obligatory night shot: http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/14/8801123-interactive...ather-walk

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Monday, November 14, 2011 10:23 PM

Pssh... Can't even climb the loop. Lame. :)

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Monday, November 14, 2011 10:35 PM

That's amazing. It supports the idea that roller coasters are works of art.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:42 AM

Which, of course, they are. :)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:32 AM

Raven-Phile said:
Pssh... Can't even climb the loop. Lame. :)

I was thinking the same thing. I mean, if you took a good running start...

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:21 AM

What I find odd is that it doesn't look like anyone can walk the entire thing without turning around at each side of the loop. Would be cool if they'd have bridged the gap there so it was a continuous circuit...but I'm sure someone would complain that it takes away from the artistic qualities or some crap.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:23 AM

Meh. Stand-up coasters suck.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:28 AM

Finally, a stand-up coaster that's not a headbanger.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:50 AM

Doesn't look like they have a Fastpass option. I'm out.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:01 AM

Vater said:
Would be cool if they'd have bridged the gap there so it was a continuous circuit...but I'm sure someone would complain that it takes away from the artistic qualities or some crap.

Or that it should count as two credits if you walk each side up to the loop.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:36 PM

Man, If I could only run like Forrest. :) That loop would be awsome to run through.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:34 PM

I noticed the same thing Vater. I also found it interesting that there is not a lot of passing room for those who are walking back from the loop. Awkward.

That there is no walking bridge linking each side of the loop makes it extra-artistic. lol

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:29 AM

I've had actual dreams of coasters that were very similar to this. Except that with a running start, it was not only entirely possible but expected the 'riders' would get through the loop.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:18 AM

LostKause said:
I noticed the same thing Vater. I also found it interesting that there is not a lot of passing room for those who are walking back from the loop.

Anton track is only like, 2 feet wide, or something kinda small. It's ok :)

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Monday, November 21, 2011 8:59 PM

If you are expected to walk it, let's hope it is at least two feet wide...one foot wide and you would have to hop!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 4:13 PM

I remember watching a cable channel program about the construction of a museum, I think in Europe. Anyway the architects were a bit unsure how to do the twisting steel ramp from the top of the building, so they had a roller coaster company design it. They didn't say which one.

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