Brandenburg Gate, Germany

General Attributes
Project NameBrandenburg Gate
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial45.26 GBLeica P20 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry11.54 GBNikon D800E DSLR
Site DescriptionFor over 200 years, Brandenburg Gate has been an icon for a transforming German identity. Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Prussian Emperor Frederick William II, to represent peace at the end of the 18th Century. When Napoleon invaded Berlin in 1806, he sacked the bronze quadriga and took it back to Paris. After Napoleon's defeat, the quadriga was returned, with an added Iron Cross to commemorate the victory. The gate became a central symbol for the Nazi Party, only to become inaccessible for years to come after the demise of the Nazis and the division of Germany. It was walled off from both sides with concrete and barbed wire when Germany, and consequently, Berlin, was divided into two. However, with the fall of the German Democratic Republic, better known was East Germany, in 1989, the Brandenburg Gate has again become central in symbolizing a reunited country
Project DescriptionCyArk partnered with the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin and the Institute of Photogrammetry at the University of Stuttgart to scan Brandenburg Gate as well as the entire Pariser Platz in 2015 in preparation for Germany's 25th anniversary of reunification. Using LiDAR technology and photogrammetry, the site was digitally recorded to complement a historical archive of documentation and conservation materials housed in Berlin's Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt (Senate House for Urban Development and Environment). The project was completed through the generous support of Iron Mountain.
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Collection Date2015-08-23 to 2015-08-26
Publication Date2018-04-16
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
CollectorsCyArk , Institute for Photogrammetry
FundersIron Mountain
PartnersInstitute for Photogrammetry
Site AuthorityLandesdenkmalamt Berlin
CyArk 2018: Brandenburg Gate - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry . Collected by CyArk , Institute for Photogrammetry . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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