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Tech enthusiasts who have yet to experience HoloLens might want to develop a sudden interest in downtown Seattle commercial real estate starting this summer.

Microsoft’s holographic headset, which was released to developers last week but is not yet available to the general public, will be used for the “world’s first holographic real estate leasing center,” for a high-rise office project planned for Second Avenue and University Street in downtown Seattle.

Real estate development firm Skanska announced the plan this morning in partnership with Microsoft and digital production agency Studio 216.

Studio 216, which has previously used the Oculus Rift headset to create real estate tours, used Microsoft’s technology to create a guided holographic tour of the project, known as 2+U. Studio 216 is one of seven firms chosen to participate in the Microsoft HoloLens Agency Readiness Program.

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A rendering shows the base of the planned building

“The HoloLens headset will transport users into an immersive first-person perspective—as if they were walking through the project—while allowing them to stay visually and emotionally connected to the representative in the leasing center,” said Boaz Ashkenazy, Studio 216 founding partner, in a news release announcing the plan.

The sales center will open in June, and the building is scheduled for completion in early 2019.

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