Titanic Signature Project Belfast


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From The Irish Times:

Like the liner, bad luck dogs the Titanic Signature Project
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BELFAST BRIEFING: An ambitious attempt to capitalise on the city’s relationship with the Titanic is in deep trouble, writes FRANCESS McDONNELL

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There has always been an element of plain bad luck associated with the Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage. Now, more than 97 years later, it would appear the element of bad luck associated with the Titanic has not run out. Its latest victim, to all appearances, is the £97 million (€113 million) Titanic Signature Project.
More at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2009/0714/1224250638862.html

Comment: Whether this project sinks or swims is anybody's guess, but it certainly rates it's own thread. Let the games begin!​
 
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I certainly have no clue what's going on, but I do know I'm hoping (and begging my husband), to be in Belfast for the centenary.

I'd love to see this project in its completed form, at that time.
 
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>>I'd love to see this project in its completed form, at that time.<<

Unfortunately, there are some very real questions as to whether or not there will even be a completed project. That's what the substance of the Irish Times article is all about.
 
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>>Unfortunately, there are some very real questions as to whether or not there will even be a completed project. That's what the substance of the Irish Times article is all about.<<

Yeah, I got that. I guess I'm just taking it personally - I want to see it, so I want them to solve their problems and get on with it. There are probably a few thousand other people hoping the same thing.

I expect there will be plenty to see and do even if this project doesn't go forward. I've noticed the Titanic Belfast Society has quite a program listed on their website. I wonder if this project (or failure of the project) will hinder any of those activities.

Best,
Marlene
 
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From The BBC:

Barge to house maritime museum
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Plans to showcase Belfast's maritime heritage on a barge in the River Lagan have been given a major boost.

Lagan Legacy, the company behind the floating museum, has received £624,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Dutch barge, MV Confiance, will also house a theatre and exhibit letters, photographs and film as well as drawings from Harland and Wolff.
More at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8171853.stm

Comment: Posted here because of the Titanic connection.​
 
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From The BBC:

Titanic themed hotel set for city
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A five-star Titanic themed hotel is to be created at the old headquarters of the Belfast shipyard where the doomed liner was built.

A planning application has been lodged to turn the former Harland & Wolff headquarters - a listed building - into a 90-bedroom boutique hotel.
More at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8240526.stm

Comment: I'm not so sure this is such a great idea but the alternative likely as not involves a date with the wrecker's ball!​
 
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I was looking over the discussion site today to see if anything had been posted about this place:

http://titanicbelfast.com/Home.aspx

Looks very interesting. (Apologies if there is already a thread dedicated to it.)

[Moderator's note: This post, originally posted in a separate thread has been moved to the pre-existing one discussing Titanic Belfast. JDT]
 

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