J3474 : The River Lagan, Belfast (at night)

taken 14 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

The River Lagan, Belfast (at night)
The River Lagan, Belfast (at night)
The sun set in the south west today at 16.02. This view is upstream from the Queen’s Bridge at 16.56 when there was still some light left in the sky. Left to right – the Waterfront Plaza J3474 : The Waterfront Plaza, Belfast (2), the Hilton Hotel J3474 : The "Hilton" hotel, Belfast (1) beside the BT Tower J3474 : The BT Tower, Belfast and the Waterfront Hall J3474 : The Waterfront Hall, Belfast. The barge “Confiance” J3474 : The "Confiance", Belfast (1) is on the extreme right.
The Waterfront Hall, Belfast

The Waterfront Hall, between the Lagan and Oxford Street, was completed in 1997 as a purpose-built venue for concerts, exhibitions and conferences. On 1 February 2012 Belfast City Council announced “A £20 million proposal to extend Belfast Waterfront to provide dedicated conference and exhibition facilities”. No further information available.
Note added 2 March 2014 – there is now the following application for planning permission ” Z/2013/1365/F Land bounded by Waterfront Hall 2 Lanyon Place and the River Lagan Belfast BT1 3WH New conference and exhibition facilities augmenting the existing Waterfront hall and incorporating multi-functional spaces, ancillary dining facilities, offices and storage and associated infrastructure and site works”.
The following is an extract from a Belfast City Council press release issued towards the end of April 2014: “Work is expected to start in summer 2014, subject to planning permission, and take two years to complete, with the new facilities open for business by summer 2016. The additional facilities will be integrated within the existing building and located at the rear of the current venue, extending onto the walkway adjacent to the Hilton Hotel. Belfast Waterfront will continue to operate as usual during the construction period. The Lagan Walkway between Laganbank Road and Oxford Street, via Belfast Waterfront, is closing from April 2014 until spring 2016. This is for health and safety reasons, as initial works begin on the new extension, ahead of the start of the main construction”.
Note added 4 October 2014 - the Planning Service website shows that the application received permission on 23 September 2014.

Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Hilton Hotels & Resorts is an international hotel chain which includes many luxury hotels and resorts. It was founded by Conrad Hilton, in 1919, and is now owned by Hilton Worldwide. Hilton hotels are either owned by, managed by, or franchised to independent operators by Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Hotels became the first coast-to-coast hotel chain of the United States in 1943. As of 2010, there are now over 530 Hilton branded hotels across the world in 78 countries across six continents.
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J3474, 4356 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Thursday, 2 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 December, 2010
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 345 742 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.9140N 5:55.1321W
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Irish: geotagged! J 344 743
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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