Technological monuments are vulnerable to decay. 3D modelling and documentation are essential to avoid them falling into irreparable decline and to enable future restoration. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is a proven technology for capturing complex objects. Read about the TLS capture of two iconic technological monuments in Russia: the Motherland Calls statue and the Aurora cruiser. (read more…)
In December 2015, the company Trimetari Consulting LLC performed laser scanning of the world-famous sculpture The Motherland Calls on Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. The statue has a height of 85 m, at the time of its creation it was the highest sculpture in the world. To date, the work of sculptor Yevgeniy Vuchetich and engineer Nikolai Nikitin is the highest statue of Russia and Europe.
The monument built from 1959 to 1967 is the central part of the triptych, which also consists of the sculptures “Rear-Front” in Magnitogorsk and “Warrior-Liberator” in Berlin’s Treptower Park. It is understood that the sword, forged on the bank of the Urals, was later raised by Motherland in Stalingrad and dropped after the Victory in Berlin.
The Church of St. Mary Magdalene is the Orthodox Church in Darmstadt, Germany. The decision to build a church in the land of Hesse was caused by the desire of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna (nee Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt) to be able to visit the Orthodox church during their stay at the Empress’s homeland. Before the construction the hill was piled up. For this purpose it was brought about 400 wagons of soil collected in different provinces of the Russian Empire. Granite also has been brought to Darmstadt – from the Urals, the Caucasus and from Siberia. Architects determined that the church should be literally from the Russian stone and stand on Russian soil. (read more…)