The Crystal Palace in SL!

I’m proud to announce that I’ve finally built what I wanted to build ever since I came to SL; the Crystal Palace in SL!
My SL reproduction is “just” half the size of the original Crystal Palace, but still one sim long, and 1/4 sim wide!
If you have no idea what the ‘Crystal Palace’ was, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Palace for details.

Here are some impressions of my SL reproduction (a documentation of the construction progress can be found here, by the way!):

Crystal Palace SL 1

Crystal Palace SL 2 

Crystal Palace SL 3  

Crystal Palace SL 7

Crystal Palace SL 4

Crystal Palace SL 5

Crystal Palace SL 6

Crystal Palace SL 8

Also, there’s some kind of little ‘game’ in the fountain well on the north end of the building:

– try to find the leaves that can carry you! 🙂

If you’re visiting the Crystal Palace, you’ll need to set your viewer to a high draw distance.
To be precise, if you’re standing at the very center, you’ll need at least 128 meters draw distance if you want to see the entire building – more if you walk to either side of it. As I said, it’s one sim long (that’s 256 meters!)!

Here’s the landmark to the center of the building:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ZoHa%20Islands%20E/165/115/22

Hope you enjoy the Crystal Palace in SL; feel free to spread the news about its existence!

Best wishes,
Naergi

Comments (3)

Harper GanesvoortOctober 16th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Fantastic here! I’m surprised nobody’s tackled it before. Is this going to be a permanent thing, or just a temporary?

N. WunderlichOctober 16th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Well, as far as I’m concerned, it’s going to be permanent 🙂

Marlin VaughnJanuary 8th, 2013 at 1:54 am

Thank you for mentioning the crystal palace and the Great Exhibition. I dropped by and thought you might like to know that the building still exists in SL, and can be found at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Magellan%20Straits/127/172/26.

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