Skip to comments.Billionaire Has Plans to Build Titanic Replica
Posted on 02/26/2013 4:04:34 PM PST by Pan_Yan
NEW YORK (AP) What could possibly go wrong? An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016. Clive Palmer unveiled blueprints for the famously doomed ship's namesake Tuesday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. He said construction is scheduled to start soon in China.
Palmer said 40,000 people have expressed interest in tickets for the maiden voyage, taking the original course from Southampton, England, to New York. He said people are inspired by his quest to replicate one of the most famous vessels in history.
"We all live on this planet, we all breathe the same air and, of course, the Titanic is about the things we've got in common," he said. "It links three continents."
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Clive, make sure none of your workers brags that it is unsinkable and then carves the words, “Not even God can sink this ship” on the hull. Just saying....
Er, the builders may want to try a little humility this time around.
Built in China....RIGHT! I’m not getting in her!
Titanic in 5 Seconds
will he use rivets and brittle steel plating like the original? or will cheap chinese steel be a equivalent substitute?
Looks like this guy is striving to be a millionaire.
It was actually a very well-designed ship. It took longer to sink than the chief engineer thought, and it didn’t capsize unlike basically every other vessel ever sunk.
They might want to have enough life boats for everyone. It could be a very beautiful ship, yet I think keeping it in dry dock as a ocean-side hotel might be a better move then sailing it.
Ping of interest to us!
Cruise ships, transportation, real estate, and branding are something else entirely.
He's starting with a tragic brand...and it's like buying a hole in the ground and trying to dig your way out.
Perhaps he should start with something smaller...like a Hindenburg.
> Might not want to follow the exact course of the original.
I hope Soros is on the manifesto if they do...: )
Humility and properly selected, tested and welded steel.
Won't the shipbuilders of England be so proud when a Chinese knockoff of one of their most famous designs pulls up to the pier? Kind of like when they let the Queen Elizabeth get sold to a Chinese businessman who torched it for the insurance money and left it to rot in Hong Kong harbor?
Such a forlorn picture, given her fate.
Now wait one minute, ya gotta cut costs somewhere.
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