Full-size Titanic replica ‘half-complete’ (photos)

12:13 • 16.09.17



The construction of a full-size replica of the Titanic in China is now half complete, the Daily Mail reports.


Builders are said to be working around the clock on the £105 million tourist attraction in order to finish the project by the end of the year. Six out of the nine decks of the ship are said to have been built.


The copy of the luxurious passenger ship, which sank in 1912 killing 1,500 people, will be a part of a grand theme park in Sichuan, south-west China, and will be painstakingly reproduced.


Romandisea, the company which builds the replicated ship, had initially planned to introduce a high-tech simulation to let tourists relive the moment when the ship hit the iceberg.

 

But the investors had to drop the plan after family members of the victims and survivors of the Titanic called the idea 'upsetting'.

The Chinese Titanic would be an exact replica of the original ship, from the size to the decoration to the menu. 

 

Measuring 269.06 metres (882.7 feet) long and 28.19 metres (92.3 feet) wide, the tourist attraction will be placed 10.54 metres (34.6 feet) into the water and docked permanently on the Daying Qi river in Suining city.

 

The knock-off cruise liner will be located in the Romantic Mediterranean section of the Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort. 

  

Six out of the nine decks of the massive ship have been built and the rest of the project is expected to complete by this year

The company behind the impressive project also said that workers are working around the clock in order to hit the target

This photo taken on September 14 shows a Chinese emplyee working at the construction of the  full-size replica of the Titanic

The copy of the luxurious passenger ship, which sank in 1912 after crashing into an iceberg, will be a part of a  theme park

But the company had to scrap the idea earlier this year after family members of the Titanic victims called the idea 'upsetting'

Ambitious project: The £105 million replica will be permanently docked in the Daying Qi river in Sichuan, south-west China

The Titanic sank during its maiden voyage from Southampton on April 15, 1912, five days after it set sail and more than 1,500 people died. The liner had many fans in China after the 1997 film (pictured), featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet





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