Can Titanic become tourist magnet?

Long before Leonardo DiCaprio helped make it even more of a global phenomenon, a Canada-based architect came up with the vision of how Belfast should celebrate its Titanic legacy. It was a cross-sectional piece of the ship on the slipway where it was built, complete with a five-star resort hotel.

That was in 1991, six years before the blockbuster film – and three years ahead of the first IRA ceasefire which helped transformed the city’s potential as a tourism destination.