Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:26 pm

Harland & Wolff cranes listed as monument
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The famous cranes at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard, which dominate the city's skyline, have been listed as historic monuments to ensure their preservation. The cranes, known as Samson and Goliath, were built between 1969 and 1974 by the German firm Krupp, and were used in the construction of ships and oil tankers at the yard. Little work is carried out there now, and many of the buildings and docks around the cranes are due for redevelopment in a project to be known as 'Titanic Quarter'.
The Stormont Minister, Angela Smith, said listing the cranes as historic monuments would protect an important part of Belfast's heritage.


http://www.rte.ie/news/2003/1009/harland.html
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Postby what? » Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:18 pm

thats really good to hear, quite forward thinking aswell for a heritage council to list a crane (ie not a building) good stuff
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Postby GregF » Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:50 am

I can see them being incorporated into a cafe bar, mall, plaza or something similarly tacky for the upstarts.
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Postby Papworth » Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:40 am

Reminds me of the great plans (an art gallery ) they once had for Dublin's land mark gasometer down the docks but alas as usual it came to nothing.
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Postby PVC King » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:06 pm

Along with the cranes has been listing a two acre dry dock where many of Belfasts finest ships were finished. It was this listing of the sizable dock and not the listing of the cranes that has caused most concerns to the owners. As the obvious financial hit of being unable to develop lands easily worth £20m Stg...

It is very easy for the UK/NI National trust to secure the listing of important historical properties. It is equally easy for the trust to declare properties 'inalienable' or in lay mans terms ensure that the lands cannot be used for any inappropriate purpose or transferred against the National Trusts will.

It is everyones interest that similar legislation is enacted here to stop situations such as Archers Garage ever happening again..
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Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Brendan86 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:02 pm

Hello,

http://www.irish-architecture.com/news/2005/000208.html

I am just looking for some information regarding the new regeneration of 2000 houses in Belfast.

1. Does anyone know when the first phase will be released?
2. Who is selling them?
3. Where I can find more information (who i can contact)
4. What price roughly one bed - two bed starts at?

I am very interested in buying one of the apartment off plans and I would appreciate any help regarding my questions. Thanks

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Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Urban_Form » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:00 pm

Did anyone see BBC NI's programme on the development of Belfast's Titanic Quarter last night? Thoughts & opinions?
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Urban_Form » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:09 pm

I understand a tram network is planned for Belfast that will serve substantial parts of this area
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Maskhadov » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:55 pm

great stuff
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby GregF » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:40 am

I saw that programme on BBC1 NI a couple of weeks back. The overall plan looked impressive with a few signature landmark buildings. However, the presenter and writer Glenn Patterson wasn't too optimistic about it all.
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Urban_Form » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:51 pm

I saw that programme on BBC1 NI a couple of weeks back. The overall plan looked impressive with a few signature landmark buildings. However, the presenter and writer Glenn Patterson wasn't too optimistic about it all.


Yea, I thought the presenter indulged too much in his own nostalgia without any regard for the reality that the whole area isn't of much use to anyone at the moment
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Andy O » Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:44 pm

Good to see this development happening in Belfast, but I can't help thinking that the name of the project is a little tasteless - "Titanic Quarter". It's named after a ship to be sure, but the name of that ship is synonymous with its disastrous ruin. Is Belfast really that hard up for a name with heritage value?
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Postby Rory W » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:23 am

well "sectarian-quarter" was already taken so association with the big ship and the bad film was next on the list
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby GregF » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:27 am

Gas to think that the cranes Samson and Goliath are not too long there really for all the lore spoken about them. (were built between 1969 and 1974 by the German firm Krupp)

Yes, there is too much emphasis too put on a ship that sank with the loss of many many lives. Hardly something to be proud about.
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Desmund » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:09 pm

GregF wrote:Gas to think that the cranes Samson and Goliath are not too long there really for all the lore spoken about them. (were built between 1969 and 1974 by the German firm Krupp)

Yes, there is too much emphasis too put on a ship that sank with the loss of many many lives. Hardly something to be proud about.


I blame the iceberg myself. Icebergs are dangerous and just cannot be trusted. I mean a giant piece of floating water - what's all that about?
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby GregF » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:18 pm

...but surely the myopic old cappy is to blame!
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby shadow » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:50 am

not very moving this plan.....

the star fort at the middle is a bit "defensive" in spite of the shards falling off the ends
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby AndrewP » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:35 pm

Looks like something out of Logan's Run...
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby lostexpectation » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:49 am

looks cool but short
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Postby archipimp » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:16 pm

is it correct that this has just gotten planning permission?very exciting times for belfast at the moment if true,havnt heard anything about a tram line though or was this just rumour?
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Postby ctesiphon » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:51 pm

I heard the same on the radio this morning, archipimp. The PP, I mean, not the tram. That enlightened Arlene whatserface woman (*cough* Giant's Causeway *cough*) has given the go-ahead.
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:21 pm

Yes it has... of course if you got the Archiseek Ireland newsletter you would know this ;)


http://archiseek.com/tag/titanic-quarter-belfast/
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Re: Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:51 am

"Titanic Belfast building is just a shell, but already it’s awesome"

Stepping through the entrance gates of the old Harland and Wolff drawing offices the new Titanic Belfast building looms impressively above me.

The shiny aluminium shards which clad each of the four 90ft ‘hulls’ of the building glint in the sunlight, and as you walk closer you can see the different shapes which make each of them individual and give the impression of water glistening off the side of a boat as it cuts through the icy North Atlantic sea.

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/ ... z1Nz8MdZHb

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/ ... z1Nz8HfzUh
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