Titanic memorial garden completed14/04/2012 - 16:12:36
The new Titanic Memorial Garden in Belfast has been completed.
The names of more than 1,500 victims of the tragedy are engraved on five bronze plaques on a plinth nine metres wide.
It is the first time the names of everyone who died has been recorded on one monument. Many existing memorials failed to include the Titanic crew or musicians.
The garden will be opened tomorrow morning on the east side of Belfast City Hall, at the commemorative service to mark the centenary of the sinking.
There is no distinction between first-class passengers and others, with names listed in alphabetical order.
Landscape architect Joy Hutchinson said: “We’ve gone for a colour scheme built around blue, white, silver and green, reflecting water and ice.
“It is to try to encourage a sense of peace and contemplation.”