Construction Of Titanic replica started by China
For a long time, China has projected to the world its fascination with building replicas of historic structures, and it seems to only be getting started.
The communist superpower’s latest tourism project may be the most ambitious yet – a scale replica of the massive RMS Titanic.
Once completed,Titanic replica the ship will be a fixed tourist attraction and not made for the open water. It will feature a ballroom, theater, swimming pool and premium first class guestrooms, in addition to reproductions of original facilities and amenities on the ship, according to the company tasked with building the ship – China-based Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group.
The project is funded by Sichuan Seven Star Energy Investment Group, which invested the equivalent of $145 million U.S. dollars in the project in 2014.
The attraction will be a component in the much larger Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort, located in Sichuan Province.
A completion date has not been revealed for the project.
The Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, killing 1,500 passengers and crew.
While China has started work on the most recent attempt, this is not the first project hoping to replicate the doomed ocean liner.
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced in 2012 that his company – Blue Star Line – would undertake the construction of the Titanic II, but the project has since stalled and construction has yet to begin on the vessel.