There’s Samson and Goliath…

There’s Samson and Goliath out there. As usual wikipedia has all the fact ma’am, just the facts:

“The cranes are situated in the shipyard of Harland & Wolff and were constructed by the German engineering firm Krupp, with Goliath being completed in 1969 and Samson, slightly further inland, in 1974. Goliath stands 96 metres (315 ft) tall, while Samson is taller at 106 metres (348 ft). At the time Harland & Wolff was one of the largest shipbuilders in the world.

“The announcement that they were to be built was an important event at the time. It signaled that one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers was to expand at a time when the country’s Troubles were raging, and consequently inward investment was at a low.”

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