Big Ben
Bell Big Ben
Big Ben History
. The value of the tower of Big Ben in the culture of England and its place among the sights of London.
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Big Ben

1. Big Ben

2. Bell Big Ben

. When a tourist is going to London,
he immediately is famous landmark of
England - the tower of Big Ben. Not
many people know that - it is the
biggest bell in the Palace of
Westminster. Only later the name was
transferred to the whole clock tower.
The bell Big Ben, the heaviest. It
weighs more than 13 tons. Its name he
received in honor of Benjamin Hall,
who led the cast. According to another
version of Big Ben was named after the
popular boxer Benjamin Count.

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4. Big Ben History

During a fire in 1834 Westminster
Palace burned down almost completely,
so the date of construction of the
modern tower of Big Ben say 1858. It
was built in neo-Gothic style and has a
height approximately equal to the 16th
floor (96.3 meters). In the tower there
are no lifts or elevators, so it is closed
for mass visit. Sometimes this rule
makes an exception, and then the
visitors overcome the 334 steps to climb
up. Currently, the tower of Big Ben gives
the bank because of the construction of
the stations of the London
Underground.

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The clock on the tower of Big
Ben hitherto considered the big
clock with the battle in the
world. Their weight - 4 tons. The
clock mechanism is a standard
of reliability. In its creation
clockmaker Edward John Dent
has used a brand new double
three-step move, which makes it
easier to divide the pendulum
and a five-ton clock mechanism.
Watches are so reliable that even
during World War II, when the
German bombing of two dials
and damaged the roof of the
tower, the clock has not
breached his move.

7. . The value of the tower of Big Ben in the culture of England and its place among the sights of London.

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