Crystal City will boast Decentraland’s tallest multi-use tower

city ​​of crystal, the new metaverse destination, is now open to the public. Its central crystalline tower, Crystal Tower, at 548 feet, is Decentraland’s tallest multipurpose building, a prominent metaverse platform. The 16-acre Crystal City will host offices, shops, galleries and events as well as the tallest observation deck at Decentraland, providing businesses, retailers and creators the opportunity to rent space in the Tower, Marketplace and Event Zone. Brands can also rent open plots to develop their own unique headquarters structures. There will be a launch party with a DJ and activities on October 17h (see the details of the party at the end of the press release).

Designed by visionary young architect Felipe Escudero of Estudio Felipe Escudero for LEDY, one of the leading metaverse developers, and Decent Amusements, the neighborhood manager, Crystal City goes beyond the limits of the contemporary physical world. By defying gravity and the properties of materials, it offers a transcendent and immersive experience that can only exist in the digital world.

The crystal-like metal tower of Crystal City rises and soars like a glacier emerging from its iceberg bed with the observation deck encircling one of the branches of Crystal Tower on the 16the floor.

A big, public event space the size of two football fields (119,622 square feet) forms the base of Crystal City. Its series of cutouts closely resemble the crevasses found in glaciers. Located in the middle of the event space is GEMa 2-story organically shaped sculpture of Escudero that can serve as a community gallery space.

In the public event space is a market, whose ground gives the illusion of a thin layer of sparkling water. Above the market hangs a ceiling of ultra-thin gravity-defying ice that hovers like a spaceship. As the open market builds and rises upwards with new spaces for retailers and other tenants, the ceiling ice will melt to accommodate the growth, a nod to what happens in the material world as glaciers melt in the face of industrial development, but with no consequences for the earth and its inhabitants.

While plots of Decentraland, one of the largest and most well-known metaverses, normally have to be purchased for thousands of dollars, Crystal City will allow artists, creators and businesses to rent space at affordable rates. Developers and tenants can then use their imaginations to create their own fantastic spaces.

Falling in love with Crystal City when it was designed, Felipe Escudero will house a studio and gallery in a structure of his own design that resembles an enormous glacier floating near the towers. OBIO Gallery will showcase Escudero’s recently launched OBIO projects that mix music and video with fashion and objects. “I draw inspiration from nature to create pieces that feel alive, like they’ve been given a soul,” Escudero said. The OBIO gallery will be accessible by teleportation.

“The Metaverse is a space where new design opportunities exist,” said Felipe Escudero. “Here I can apply ideas that cannot exist in the real world, ideas that can provide inspiration and a vision of what could be in the future, the physical world,” added the Ecuadorian architect.

“Crystal City’s design is meant to inspire wonder and spark creativity. It will be a major new landmark in the metaverse, and with constant new experiences and events, it will become a destination for social interaction, discovery, and exploration. said LEDY co-founder Mark D’Andrea.

“We wanted to transform the Central Marketplace area into something spectacular,” said Rob Dixon of Decent Amusements, “and Felipe and LEDY pulled it off. With cutting-edge design and shared tenant services, it will be a great place to any business or creator to boost their presence in the metaverse.

The unveiling event is scheduled for October 17 at 7:00 PM EST. In addition to Gallery OBIO, the unveiling will feature Diverge, the next-generation Metaverse fashion brand that creates premium apparel and experiences. In November, it will also offer a metaverse incarnation of the Sunset Strip, featuring designs inspired by the famous Whiskey-a-Go-Go and Rainbow Bar & Grill.

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