A LEGEND IS BORN
The story of the Titanic begins in a mansion in London, 1907. One summer night, Lord William James Pirrie (chairman of shipbuilders Harland and Wolff) and J. Bruce Ismay (director of shipping company White Star Line) planned the construction of three of the largest and most magnificent ships in the world: the Olympic, the Titanic and the Gigantic, which after the Titanic’s tragedy would become the Britannic.
The luxury and grandeur in Ismay and Pirrie’s ocean liners were unparalleled at the time. Their interiors could compete with even the best hotels and restaurants, and the implementation of a state-of-the-art watertight door system meant that they were considered “practically unsinkable”.