For over 200 years, Brandenburg Gate has been an icon for a transforming German identity. And in 1989, the Brandenburg Gate has again become central in symbolizing a reunited country.
CyArk 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).
CyArk (Oakland, United States)
“CyArk is a non profit organization founded in 2003 to digitally record, archive and share the world’s cultural heritage and ensure that these places continue to inspire wonder and curiosity for decades to come. After 15 years in operation we have recorded over 200 monuments on all 7 continents. We assist those who work to manage and preserve these sites by providing engineering drawings and detailed maps to assist in critical conservation work and the active management of these sites. We archive the data using state of the art processes to ensure that this data continues to be available in a disaster recovery scenario, tomorrow or decades in the future. And we strive to share this data in powerful ways, including truly immersive experiences in Virtual Reality that convey the power of these places, transporting users that may never have a chance to experience them and inspiring others to make the journey.”