Iron Mountain, an SJE Group investment, and CyArk have recently completed a 3D scan of the iconic Stonewall National Monument in New York, site of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The latest effort is part of the ongoing partnership between the companies to digitally capture, archive and share the historical heritage site.
Through this project, Iron Mountain has created an experiential record to preserve the cultural monument and make it accessible to visitors across the globe.
A 3D mapping technology was used to create a comprehensive record of the site. Subsequently, the digital copies are preserved in a highly secure Iron Mountain facility for future use.
The project used data to create a photorealistic digital archive of Christopher Park and the Stonewall Inn. It will be available on CyArk's website and can be downloaded through the Open Heritage 3D platform.
Additionally, the scan has been integrated into both virtual reality and augmented reality. The virtual reality format allows viewers to move around within the scan, providing an interactive photorealistic experience. The augmented reality format also offers pre-recorded stories and perspectives from those who were accompanying the scan.