Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Checkpoint Charlie
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Feb 16, 2017 @ 5:29pm
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Checkpoint Charlie

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Ami's Essential Berlin Assets
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"Checkpoint Charlie" was the name of the Cold War border crossing point between West and East Berlin. It was located where the Berlin Wall ran through the heart of Mitte (the "Middle" of the city), on Berlin's North-South axis, Friedrichstraße. Standing near that location now is a replica of the small guard house. The original is in The Allied Museum in the Steglitz borough. The 155km Berlin Wall circled the former "Western" portion of the city that was governed by the Americans, British, and French. This portion was a tiny island within East Germany ("DDR" in German or "GDR" in English), which was a satellite state of the Soviet Union. In October 1961, American and Russian tanks engaged in a famous face-off that was captured on film. Over the three decades that the wall stood, there were many successful as well as unsuccessful escape attempts.

Today, the location attracts thousands of tourists. Immediately next to the replica guard house is the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, which documents its turbulent history. Although some may complain that the location has been consumerized and degraded by trinkets and souvenirs, it remains an iconic representation of the struggle for freedom and human rights.

Tris: 2,302
Maps: 512x512 diffuse, spec, & illumination
LOD tris: 208
LOD maps: 64x64 diffuse. spec. & illumination

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InCascadia Feb 18, 2022 @ 1:58pm 
Sehr schöne - I’ve been through the original Checkpoint Charlie several times back when the wall was still up.
Slamsuget Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:20am 
isp brought m here
AmiPolizeiFunk  [author] Apr 8, 2018 @ 1:19pm 
this was my first building asset... looking back on it now I should have made the lightbox a separate prop
AmiPolizeiFunk  [author] Apr 8, 2018 @ 1:17pm 
It's an art installation. When you're in the former-West, you look at a face of a young Russian soldier, and when you're in the former-East, you look at a face of a young American soldier.
Quinten0910 Jul 6, 2017 @ 1:30pm 
whree can you find it in the game\

Bamesjond0070 May 26, 2017 @ 6:26am 
Miranda.USMC Mar 30, 2017 @ 2:00pm 
Great job!!:steamhappy:
Yosh Feb 17, 2017 @ 9:03am 
Sehr schöne Idee!
HeadKillah Feb 16, 2017 @ 11:43pm 
Fantastic :D