J3575 : The Titanic Signature Project, Belfast (67)

taken 7 years ago, near to Ballymacarret, Queens Island, Shankill, Belfast County Borough and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

The Titanic Signature Project, Belfast (67)
The Titanic Signature Project, Belfast (67)
See J3575 : The Titanic Signature Project, Belfast (66). The building seen across the Hamilton Dock LinkExternal link , from the eastern side of the Abercorn Basin. The “Titanic’s” former tender “Nomadic” J3474 : The SS "Nomadic" at Belfast is being restored in the dock but the vessel’s lack of superstructure makes it very hard to distinguish (lower right). According to the official website “Titanic Belfast will officially open on Saturday, 31st March, 2012. In conjunction with Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Belfast City Council we are planning an extensive programme of spectacular festival events to mark the occasion. We will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on the night of 14th/15th April 2012. The programme for the opening period will be coordinated with other events being planned in Belfast to remember and honour this significant time in history.” Continue to J3575 : The Titanic Signature Project, Belfast (68).
"Titanic Belfast" (originally the Titanic Signature Project)
Work started, in May 2009, on what, at the time, was known as “The Titanic Signature Project”. The building opened to the public on 31 March 2012. This is a series of photographs showing the construction work underway and after the public opening. It is owned by an independent charitable trust known as Titanic Foundation Limited LinkExternal link.
The site occupies some 75 acres of waterfront, former industrial land on the eastern side of the River Lagan in the Titanic Quarter and close to the centre of Belfast. The architects were Todd Architects who designed J3372 : Department of Architecture, Queen's University, Belfast (2) and J3474 : The "Boat" site, Belfast (42).

The Hamilton Dock, Belfast
A dry dock entered via the Abercorn Basin and once used by Harland & Wolff for repairs to coasters etc. Long disused and now (2011) being renovated as part of the Titanic Quarter developments.

There was an application, in March 2011, for planning permission: “0435/F Hamilton Graving Dock, Queens Road, Queens Island, Belfast Restoration of former graving dock, display of former caisson gate and SS Nomadic ship in permanently dry dock. Ship to include interpretation education space, cafe & entertainments licence. Proposals to dock side to include repair to existing surfaces and new surface materials, new lighting, boundary railings and dock edge railings as well as restoration and extension of existing pump house and installation of bridge and gangways”.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 350 752 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.4606N 5:54.6305W
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Irish: geotagged! J 349 749
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Belfast  Belfast Harbour  Building Site  Dock  Titanic  Titanic Quarter  Preserved Boat 

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