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Seventeen-story water slide in Kansas City would be world's tallest

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  November 20, 2013 08:05 AM

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Would you be willing to hurtle yourself down a 17-story waterslide?

That’s the goal of Kansas City water park, Schlitterbahn, which will debut the world’s tallest water slide of its kind in the spring. Named the Verrückt (insane in German), the slide features four-seat rafts that are lifted to the summit by a specially-made conveyor system.

According to a comment on a local Kansas City TV news web site, the project has been delayed due to funding, which is…well, concerning in a creation of this nature. But the water park also recently posted photos of the slide’s progress on its corporate site boasting about the strides that had been made.

Fox 4 News also reports, “the fact sheet notes that the tower is constructed out of railroad tanker cars that have been cut and welded into a single vertical tower.”

Sound like something you’d ride?

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