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Gate tower

A gate tower (German: Torturm) is a tower built over or next to a major gateway.

Usually it is part of a medieval fortification. This may be a town or city wall, a fortress or a castle. The gate tower may be built as a twin tower on either side of an entranceway. Even in the design of modern building complexes, gate towers may be built symbolically as a main entrance.

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