Big Ben in London says Monday, provisionally the last

Big Ben in London says Monday, provisionally the last

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The bells of London’s Big Ben strike Monday at 12.00 pm (Uk time) for the time for the last time. The Elizabeth tower, in which to 13.7 ton bell is officially Big Ben is called, the next few years renovated.

Big Ben is actually the name of the heaviest of the five bells in the 96-metre high Elizabeth tower, which is on the river Thames. In the vernacular of the whole tower called so.

Only at big events, such as the old and the new, the clock will still ring. In other cases, the health of the construction workers cannot be guaranteed, because of the loud sound.

The British prime minister, Theresa May and other politicians in the country are not happy with the fact that the work of the famous clock last as long.


The Bearing housing has an investigation to determine whether it is really necessary is the Big Ben to 2021 silence, says the BBC.

Big Ben strikes for almost 157 years without interruption. Only in 2007, and between 1983 and 1985, beat the clock, not due to renovations. Big Ben was supposedly named after the British builder and politician Sir Benjamin ‘Ben’ Hall (1802-1867).

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