A Chinese company with presumably too much money and time on its hands has announced plans to build a life-sized replica of the RMS Titanic. You read that right. The Titanic, the same mega cruise ship that sunk in the Atlantic Ocean back in 2012, is getting a do-over.
Ok, that’s not entirely accurate. The Chinese Titanic, if you can even call it that, won’t be fully functional. In fact, it’s going to be a stand-still replica that will double as a museum and a theme park of sorts. If only the Irish folks behind the construction of the original Titanic thought of the same thing 113 years ago.
In any case, plans to build the replica Titanic actually began in 2013 when Seven Star Energy Group announced its intention to build the iconic cruise ship based on a majority of its design papers and with the help of an American high technology company. Apparently, this includes exact design replicas of both the ship’s exterior and interior, right down to the large dining halls and high-end hotels.
The project is expected to be completed in 2017, after which the replica Titanic will be prominently displayed on the Qi River at a theme park in Sichuan Province. There’s even talk that once it’s completed, the Chinese Titanic will be able to simulate the feeling of hitting an iceberg, much like the original Titanic, which eventually led to its sinking.
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Chinese Company Set To Build Life-Size Replica Of The Titanic originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 4 June 2015 14:00 EST.