- Decentraland will later launch its new Polygon blockchain-powered virtual world city dubbed “Crystal City.”
- The Crystal City project is estimated to measure 16 acres.
- Crystal City will allow artists, creators and businesses to lease space at affordable rates.
PRESS RELEASE — October 17, 2022 —Decentraland has confirmed it plan to launch its new Polygon blockchain-powered virtual world city dubbed “Crystal City.” The metaverse project is estimated to measure 16 acres. The Crystal City launch event is penned for October 17th at 7PM EST at -1,51. Participants will be able to explore the new legendary Decentraland location designed by Felipe Escudero aka @obbbio Win Diverge fashion emotes and high-end wearables including the new “LeeLoo” jumpsuit
About Crystal City:
Its central crystalline tower, at 548 feet, is the tallest multi-use building in Decentraland. The 16-acre Crystal City will host offices, shops, galleries, and events as well as the highest observation deck in Decentraland, giving businesses, retailers, and creators the opportunity to lease spaces in the towers, marketplace and event area. Brands may also lease open parcels to develop their own unique HQ structures.
Designed by the young, visionary architect Felipe Escudero of Estudio Felipe Escudero for LEDY, a leading metaverse developer, and Decent Amusements, the manager of the district, Crystal City breaks through the limitations of the contemporary physical world. By defying gravity and material properties, it offers a transcendent, immersive experience that can only exist in the digital world.
Crystal City will allow artists, creators, and businesses to lease space at affordable rates. Developers and tenants can then use their imaginations to create their own fantastical spaces.
Having become enamored with Crystal City while designing it, Felipe Escudero will house a studio and gallery in a structure of his own design that resembles an enormous, floating glacier near the towers. Gallery OBIO will showcase Escudero’s recently launched OBIO projects that mix music and videos with fashion and objects.
Crystal City also partnered with Diverge high-end wearables for the launch event and provided its Crystal Rock for the Diverge outstanding digital fashion and NFTs gallery.
“Crystal City 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 will become a destination for social interaction, discovery, and exploration.” said LEDY co-founder Mark D’Andrea.
“We wanted to turn the Central Marketplace district into something spectacular,” said Rob Dixon of Decent Amusements, “and Felipe and LEDY have delivered. With cutting-edge design and common services for tenants, this will be a great place for any company or creator to build their presence in the metaverse.”
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