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Check Out This Titanic Replica Being Built in China

Dec. 02, 2016
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Check Out This Titanic Replica Being Built in China
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You'll soon be able to step foot on the Titanic — well, at least a replica of the doomed ship. Oh, and it'll be located in a river in a landlocked Chinese province. This week, Chinese workers began building a life-size replica of the RMS Titanic, which began construction in 1909 and sunk in 1912.

The replica ship is being built as part of a tourism development in the landlocked province of Sichuan, located more than 745 miles from the sea. It's expected to cost around $145 million, which is partially funded by Daying county government, and, once completed, it'll measure 882 feet long and 92 feet wide.

Although the construction of the ship began this week, the planning of the project has been ongoing for more than two years. According to one of the financiers of the project, planners had been collecting blueprints of the original RMS Titanic for years in order to recreate an accurate replica of the ship. The final product will feature reproductions of the original RMS Titanic ballroom, theater, swimming pool and rooms, however, not every single room will be replicated.

The project was originally expected to launch in 2017, however, according to The Telegraph, it will most likely be pushed back until at least 2019.

H/T: CNN

Featured image by VCG via Getty Images

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