This extraordinary wire and light sculpture of the Titanic could form part of a huge development aiming to bring the story of the ill-fated liner "home" to Belfast.

This extraordinary wire and light sculpture of the Titanic could form part of a huge development aiming to bring the story of the ill-fated liner “home” to Belfast.

The £100m project would bring together the three sites associated with the Titanic with a series of “iconic” exhibitions and buildings – completed in time for the centenary of the ship’s launch in 2012.

The 11-acre building at the centre of the concept would involve the partial re-creation of the great steel Arrol gantries, which were built for the construction of the Olympic class liners, of which Titanic was one.

The so-called Ghost Ship, pictured, would be created on the site of the former Thompson dry dock.

The city council and Northern Ireland Tourist Board are conducting a feasibility study into the possibility of the development.