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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #21
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #22
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i hope they get going soon
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Old May 19th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #23
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They could have made a static full size replica of the Titanic for a quarter of the entire cost of the Titanic Quarter.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #24
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Old May 19th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #25
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The Lightship was an impressive proposal.

I'm not against current the Titanic Signature Project but I honestly can't see it attracting 'millions' of American tourists everyone keeps talking about.

My example would be the Queen Mary in Long Beach or the QE2 in Dubai, obviously these are the original ships but the idea is the same.....

Build an exact external replica of the Titanic and replicate important internal features such as Grand Staircase, first class cabins/dinning etc for the tourists and the rest could be used as modern luxury hotel, conference facilities etc.

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Old May 19th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #26
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There is a guy in the USA who has built a full scale half size replica and attracts millions of visitors each year. He also would like to build one in Belfast...




http://www.titanicbranson.com/

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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #28
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they could still do it in the future that part of h&w is Phases 3 - 5
These phases are still at conceptual design stage so it could still
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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:09 PM   #29
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There is a guy in the USA who has built a full scale half size replica and attracts millions of visitors each year. He also would like to build one in Belfast...




http://www.titanicbranson.com/

That is absolutely horrific!! If they ever built anything like that in Belfast it would criminal. Its cheap, tacky and in completely bad taste. the fact it attracts millions perhaps says more about americans than any sign of quality
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Old May 19th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #30
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It's also half the size of the real thing
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Old May 19th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #31
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my god that replica in the US is just awfull!! How tacky... The light version was excellent but then it really could only work at night... During the day it would just be a load of metal rods. If there needs to be a titanic in the titanic quarter then I have to say the odysee scheme is the least offensive.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #32
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Old May 19th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #33
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What the pic of the half size replica dosnt show you is that they only built the front of the ship and no back. The front part thats shown is actually the size of the titanic.
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I agree entirely about it being cheap and nasty and something of that quality is not what we want in Belfast. I was showing it as an example of a something that can attract millions of visitors. The point made them being American. Aren’t we trying to attract Americans visitors in particular who will come to Belfast in 2012? What do you think they will think of the Titanic Signature Project?

What we are talking about is an exact fixed replica that would be built in the current Thompson graving dock, where Titanic was fitted out. Obviously the exterior would be built to the highest standard to match the real vessel but the interior would be designed so only key features were replicated and the rest being used for a hotel, conference facilities etc.

I know a there a number of people who have looked into this and it can be done at a reasonable cost but it would require considerable private funding which the government don’t seem to be capable of.

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I would like to have some place were the inside of the titanic could be recreated :-

The dinner hall
Grand Staircase
First Class
Second Class
Third Class
steam engines
and more




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I would like to have some place were the inside of the titanic could be recreated :-

The dinner hall
Grand Staircase
First Class
Second Class
Third Class
steam engines
and more



Yeah and people say it would be tacky. Aren't they forgetting we built the Titanic, the materials in the Titanic where from Ireland, Harland & Wolff probably still have the plans!
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Yeah and people say it would be tacky. Aren't they forgetting we built the Titanic, the materials in the Titanic where from Ireland, Harland & Wolff probably still have the plans!
It would not be tacky at all your could have your dinner in the dinner hall. I am sure lots of people would love that to walk around the steam engines walk up the Grand Staircase to First Class who would not want to to that and more.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #38
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Jesus, if we even consider building something like that piece of shite in Belfast I'll seriously disown the city.

Typical Americans, cheap and tacky suits them. No notion of quality and taste.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #39
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The odyssey is slightly more tasteful, relatively speaking:

[IMG]http://i44.************/2rwm3dc.png[/IMG]

At least there isn't the faux iceberg.

I disagree that Americans have "no notions of quality and taste". They just know how to market to and make money from those who have no notions of quality and taste. As far as I'm aware plenty of Northern Irish flock to Orlando every year.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #40
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The old drawing offices are ripe for restoration to their edwardian past, that's the most obvious candidate in TQ for a period piece. Use that massive room as a restaurant or a library, though the latter isnt needed given that the Public Record Office is nearby. These are probably the only sensible options. Any messing around with the interior would be sacrilege
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