Big Ben

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Elizabeth Tower
Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - May 2007.jpg
Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) stands at the north end o the Palace o Wastmeenster
Alternative names Big Ben
General information
Teep Tower
Airchitectural style Gothic Revival
Location Lunnon, Ingland, UK
Coordinates 51°30′03″N 0°07′29″W / 51.5007°N 0.1246°W / 51.5007; -0.1246Coordinates: 51°30′03″N 0°07′29″W / 51.5007°N 0.1246°W / 51.5007; -0.1246
Completit 1855
Hicht 96 metres (315 ft)
Design an construction
Airchitect Augustus Pugin

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell o the clock at the north end o the Palace o Wastmeenster in Lunnon[1] an is uisually extendit tae refer tae baith the clock an the clock tour as well.[2][3] The touer is offeecially kent as Elizabeth Tower, renamed tae celebrate the Diamond Jubilee o Elizabeth II in 2012; previously, it wis kent simply as the Clock Tower.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Story of Big Ben". Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Archived frae the oreeginal on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2008. 
  2. Fowler, H. W. (1976). The Concise Oxford dictionary of current English. First edited by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler (Sixth ed.). Clarendon Press. p. 95. ISBN 0-19-861121-8. Big Ben, great bell, clock, and tower, of Houses of Parliament 
  3. "Big Ben 'bongs' to be silenced for £29m refurbishment". BBC News. BBC. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.