In video: Titanic Belfast sign installed

Published Monday, 06 February 2012
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Titanic Belfast's 15 tonne steel sign - believed to be the largest ever built in Northern Ireland - is currently being installed.

In video: Titanic Belfast sign installed
The new sign is the same weight as Titanic's main anchor. (© UTV)

It arrived in the city on Monday morning after a 50-mile journey along the M1 from Co Tyrone, where it was built by BSK Engineering.

Several roads had to be closed while the 14.5m long signage was transported uncovered and in one piece to its destination.

Once installed it will form a focal point on the plaza around the new visitor centre, which opens on 31 March, the centenary of the Titanic's launch.

Tim Husbands, Titanic Belfast's CEO, said: "In less than eight weeks Titanic Belfast will open its doors to the world.

"Everything about this project, from the Titanic sign to the 3,000 shards which make up the building's exterior, to its use of breath-taking technology to bring Titanic's story alive, has been designed to give Northern Ireland an attention grabbing, international attraction."

The sign is laser-cut and its dimensions - 4.5m tall and 15m long - make it the same length as the private promenades available on Titanic's most expensive accommodation, the First Class Parlour Suites.

The new sign is also the same weight as Titanic's main anchor.

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34 Comments
lulul in canada wrote (1,018 days ago):
biggest mistake and waste of money! should have been invested in schools and roads and hospitals! the country is falling apart and they spend money on a 15tonne sign plus there are other towns in northern ireland that need money spend on them apart from belfast!!
jimr in Belfast wrote (1,020 days ago):
It reads TIT ANIC. Nice job on the kerning there guys.
idiot in ards wrote (1,021 days ago):
stevie lets be honest, i agree that monies should be spent on hospitals etc,but this venture is being backed nearly all by investors.
stevie in belfast wrote (1,022 days ago):
@ idiot. I think initially, the building will do well but i believe it will struggle a few years down the line. It would be a good idea if the country had money but we dont. I would rather this money was put to use to secure a school or hospitals future than this, same for that ball at Broadway and the new sculpture on the Falls.
idiot in ards wrote (1,022 days ago):
steve we all should back this visitors centre, it will bring in loads of monies and jobs, this boat was made in belfast by great crafts men coming up to one hundred years ago, we all should be proud of this and not running it down?i agree with a piece of your new comment i/e cutting costs but as for drunks, tell me what book this is in?
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