It’s the new Titanic Exhibition Centre and it’s been amazing to watch its progress as we’ve tootled past on the tram each day. Just last week it looked like this:
And then over the last few days it has started to take shape like this:
It reminds me of the early days of the Dock, long before cafes and honesty boxes and pop-up markets – back when most conversations took place on foot, walking amongst the constantly changing landscape of the emerging TQ.
I dug out a few old photos of ‘works in progress’ I’ve been able to watch over the years – like the emergence of the ARC apartments:
– or the arrival of Belfast Met:
– or of course the transformation of the rubble-strewn slipways where Titanic was built into the stunning edifice of Titanic Belfast – beauty and awe and hope springing up out of the ground:
There’s something about being surrounded by creativity and transformation that just makes my spirit soar. It’s a physical reminder of a bigger truth: that Belfast is not stuck – we are changing and growing, building and trying new things.
It’s such an inspiring place to go to work every day.