Saturday, 31 March marked the opening of Belfast’s claim to the lucrative trade in Titanic memorabilia: Titanic Belfast, a museum highlighting the city’s role in the 20th Century’s best-known ship disaster. The modern and monumental building designed by architect Eric Kuhne brings together as many visual representations of Titanic’s iconography as it does stories behind Titanic’s construction. Describing itself as “The World’s Largest Titanic Visitor Experience,” Titanic Belfast is built to resemble the hull of four ships from the ground, while from the air, the building forms a white star — a nod to the White Star Line, which operated Titanic.
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