This chapter situates the Victoria’s Lost Pavilion project (https://pavilion.chass.ncsu.edu/) amid related work in virtual modeling and their interpretive problematics. Drawing from a tradition in textual criticism, the chapter renovates Jerome McGann’s notion of “radiant textuality” to extended virtual objects and built environments in digital space. It argues that projects like Victoria’s Lost Pavilion must emphasize their work as interpretive models over their appeal as experiential time machines. These models should expose their sources and critical conjectures as much as they appeal to the historical imagination with immersive representational fidelity. What results is “radiant virtuality,” linking innovative work in immersive environments to our scholarly legacy of curating and interpreting the cultural past.