With the city having been rendered and Molly putting together a video for our presentation, we all worked on separate slides on our presentation. Adding bits of photography, or interesting facts and pictures to each others slides. Using notes to explain to the rest of the team the slides.

My slides were the history and archetecture of Belfast so I decided to dump the majority of my research here:

  • Belfast from Irish ‘Béal Feirste’ meaning ‘Rivermouth of the sandbanks’.
  • Granted city status in 1888 by Queen Victoria.
  • 1901, Belfast was the largest city in Ireland.
  • Belfast’s nickname, Linenpolis, came abiut after becoming the world’s fastest linen-producing area.
  • Latin motto ”Pro tanto quid retribuamus”, means ”For so much what shall we repay”.
  • Belfast has been occupied since the Bronze Age. The 5000 year old henge is located near Belfast and an Iron Age hill fort ruins are nearby.
  • Small settlement in the middle ages, played a a large part in the Industrial Revolution.
  • An ideal location for the shipbuilding industry, Harkand and Wolff, who built the Titanic.
  • The Belfast ‘Good Friday Agreement” of 1998 was seen as the end of ”The Troubles”.
  • Original settlement of Belfast was little more than a village based aound the marshy ford where the River Lagan met the River Forset, where High Street meets Victoria Street.
  • Stle Carrickfergus’ trade in 1640 thanks to Thomas Westworth.

Architecture:

  • Georgian to state of the art bulidings.
  • None of Belfast’s original buildings are still standing.
  • Georgian- Clitlon House, Exchange and Assembly Rooms
  • Victorian- Botanic Gardens Palm House, Lanyon Building, The Headline Building.
  • Edwardian- City Hall, Waterfront Hall
  • 21st Century- Victoria Square, The Titanic Quarter
  • The Lyric Theatre and The MAC are “two of the most stunning new British building of the century” and “startlingly inane”.

Victoria Square:

  • On 24th November 2013 a carbomb detonated outside of V.S. Carpark at 11:15pm. No injuries.
  • Over 6,000 jobs created, with 17.2 million people visiting per year.

The Titanic Quarter:

  • Built on Queen’s Island, on land reclaimed from the water in mid-19th century, however the decline of ship building had left the land derelict.
  • The building’s design is intended to relfect Belfast’s history of ship building and the legacy left behind by Harland and Wolfe.
  • Recalling ships ‘prows’, its main ‘prow’ is angled down he midde of the Titanic and Olympic slipways.
  • Nickenamed ”The Iceberg”.
  • 807,340 visitors in its first year.
  • Stands at 126 feet tall,same as the Titanic’s hull.

Samson and Goliath:

  • Largest free standingcranes in the world.
  • They are official historical monuments.

City Hall:

  • Originally known as the ”White Linen Hall”.
  • After the flag facade, Loyalist and Unionists attempted to storm City Hall.
  • Constructon began in 1888.

Waterfront Hall:

  • Generates £10 for every £1 of operational costs.
  • Hosts many important events every year.

Albert Clock:

  • Erected in 1865 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert.
  • It stands at 113ft.
  • It leans due to an unstable foundation.
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