For 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. The Brandenburger Tor or Brandenburg Gate is one of the best known monuments of Germany. Dominating Pariser Platz in Berlin, this Neoclassical gateway is a symbol of Germany’s evolving history, from the emergence of the Prussian Empire as a European power to the country’s split in WWII and its later reunification.
Today, Brandenburg Gate continues to represent German national pride, but also acts as a global symbol of peace. In preparation for the 25th anniversary of reunification, CyArk partnered with Iron Mountain and the University of Stuttgart’s Institution of Photogrammetry to digitally scan the Gate and its surroundings.