The Sichuan-based energy company behind the life-sized Titanic replica has announced that the ship will be open to the public by the end of 2017.
According to Sina, the state-owned company managing the project estimates that the ship will be ready to unveil in October of 2017, with construction to have finished by August of the same year.
The replica was built to let people learn about the history of the ship which hit an iceberg and sank south of Newfoundland on April 14, 1912. No doubt the undertakers of the project are also hoping to cash in on the hordes of tourists who will likely flock to see it.
Plans for the replica were first reported by the media in October in 2013, when Seven Star Energy Investment Group announced that an American high technology company was being hired to provide designs based on the Titanic’s sister ship, RMS Olympic.
Considering a ship just went down in the Yangtze River, this announcement seems a bit ill-timed?
By Dominic Jackson