How Old Is Big Ben History And Restoration Of Big Ben

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BASILDON STONE LTD HOW OLD IS BIG BEN BIG BEN FACTS AND BIG BEN RESOTRATION People call the Elizabeth tower in London, Big Ben but originally it is the BASILDON…
BASILDON STONE LTD HOW OLD IS BIG BEN BIG BEN FACTS AND BIG BEN RESOTRATION People call the Elizabeth tower in London, Big Ben but originally it is the BASILDON STONE LTD name used for the great bell situated in that tower at the House of Parliament. The clock tower has five bells and big Ben is largest among them. It is 13.5 tons heavy. The Clock tower in which the big Ben is situated is the symbol of United Kingdom’s democracy. The tower is known whole over the world. It is the part of the British culture and history. It is a very common tourist attraction in London. People all over the world come to this tower and hear the Big Ben. History and Architecture: Augustus Pugin was the one who design the clock tower back in early 18’s. Its architecture was based upon Gothic revival. It was completed on 31st May, 1859 (160 years ago). The Clock tower is about 96 meter tall, which was the largest, most prominent and charming clock tower in the world at that time. Today most people call it Big Ben, but that wasn’t always the case. It was previously called The Clock Tower then in 2012, it was renamed as the Elizabeth Tower to honer the diamond jubilee of our Elizabeth II. Renovation: If you visit London today, you will notice that the tower is covered completely as some renovation is going under process. According the officials, it may take about a year or two for the tower to complete its renovation. Renovation work includes the installation of lift, repairing of frame of the bell, repairing of the roof, a glass will be replaced by a brick enclosure in the tower so that tourist could see the big Ben (bell) why walking upstairs and the original color of the clock will be restored which is blue. When the tower was built back in 1859, the clock’s original color was blue but due to the industrial smog in the London, the blue color faded away and turned into black. In 1980’s the clock was repainted with the black color to avoid any color change due to the environment. But now in this ongoing renovation, the original blue color will be restored. BASILDON STONE LTD At Basildon Stone, we are competent in historic building restoration. restoration Also, in stone conservations, repairs, cleaning, and protection. We employ a vast range of techniques. For more details contact us today! 259 Church Rd, Benfleet, Essex, UK, SS7 4QN
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