BELFAST AND THE TITANIC
The world was shocked as news spread that the most famous ship ever built had struck an iceberg that tragic April day in 1912 when over 1,500 lives were lost onboard the Titanic. No one felt it deeper than the city of Belfast where she was designed, built and launched, and where its citizens mourned loved ones, friends and colleagues aboard the famed liner. Starting in April 2012, the city of Belfast will celebrate the lives lost and its own maritime heritage on the 100th anniversary of her tragic sinking.
Titanic Belfast Building in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is the new £97-million (C$160 million) visitor attraction that was built to recognize Titanic’s extraordinary legacy, Belfast’s massive contribution to the ship, and the importance of the city’s unique industrial and maritime heritage. The building resembles the bows of three luxury liners – the Titanic and her sister ships the Olympic and Britannic – all built in Belfast’s famous Harland & Wolff Shipyard, and will be home to the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience.
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Posted by Anne Gordon on Thursday, 1 December 2011