Well, now I wish I'd just sucked it up and waited in line and gone on the damn slide. Apparently, Carsten Höller slides are really hip, and I could have been so much hipper for sliding down one.
Miuccia Prada has one installed in her headquarters that shoots her from her office to her parking spot. I kid you not.
In Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, the author, Dana Thomas, says
I was taken to a room I had read about often. It is officially Miuccia Prada’s office, and it is as stark and contrived as her designs: poured concrete, a slew of orange and yellow molded plastic Eames chairs; and, sticking up in the center of the floor, a metal tube slide - by artist Carsten Holler - that runs three floors down to the parking lot and is titled The Slide No. 5. Prada has whizzed down it when asked to by reporters.Okay, I appreciate a slide for utilitarian purposes. And I suppose it would be fun, while your guests are gawking at your slide, to say, "What, oh that old thing? Why that's just my Höller."