The two great yellow-painted gantry cranes Samson and Goliath have become icons of Belfast, dominating the entire city skyline.
Harland and Wolff were still one of the world's great shipbuilders at the time and the building of the two cranes, during a difficult period for shipbuilding in Belfast, was seen as a sign of faith in the future.
Now much beloved Belfast landmarks, their own future was assured in 2003 when they were scheduled for preservation.
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- Landmark structures of Belfast
- Named after the Biblical figures Samson and Goliath