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Belfast Titanic Museum


Belfast Titanic Museum
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Copyright: Marie Jirousek (Sandpiper6) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 28] (123)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-24
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-17 23:32
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The building's of Titanic Belfast facades lean out at angles of up to 25 degrees, with complicated geometries based on advanced computer aided design.
The crystalline appearance was achieved via three thousand different shaped silver anodized aluminium sheets folded into complicated asymmetrical geometries.
Of the three thousand panels, two thousand are completely unique, while none of the ‘typical’ panels repeat more than twenty times – creating a startlingly random effect, always managing to catch the light, a bit like a cut diamond.
Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre.

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