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Britain’s Big Ben to tumble wordless for 4 years

Big Ben and a Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: AFPBig Ben and a Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: AFP

Big Ben and a Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: Britain’s much-loved Big Ben will tumble wordless for 4 years from subsequent week as charge work is carried out on a famous 19th century bell in a time building subsequent to a Houses of Parliament.

“Big Ben descending wordless is a poignant miracle in this essential charge project,” Steve Jaggs, whose central pretension is “Keeper of a Great Clock”, pronounced in a council matter on Monday. “This essential programme of works will guarantee a time on a prolonged tenure basis, as good as safeguarding and preserving a home – a Elizabeth Tower,” he said.

Big Ben to tumble wordless for months during repairs

It will be a longest duration that Big Ben, whose bongs are informed to many people around a universe since of their use in BBC radio and radio broadcasts, has been wordless in a 157-year history.

The Great Bell, popularly called Big Ben, weighs 13.7 tonnes and strikes each hour to a note of E Four smaller bells also carillon each 15 minutes.

The final bong before a refurbishment will be during 1100 GMT on Aug 21, a matter said. The time will still tell a time silently until 2021 and a chimes will continue to be stage on critical occasions such as New Year’s Eve.

The Elizabeth Tower, that is 96 metres high, is a many photographed building in Britain. The building itself is ordinarily referred to as Big Ben even yet a name relates usually to a bell.

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The clock’s cogs and hands as good as a 4 dials will be removed, spotless adult and remade as partial of a work. The project’s cost was estimated final year during US$37.7 million. Because a time resource will be temporarily out of action, a complicated electric engine will expostulate a time hands until a time is reinstated.

Parliament also pronounced that a clock’s faces would have to be lonesome adult while they are being repaired. “However, to safeguard that a open are still means to set their watches by this many critical of time pieces, one operative time face will sojourn manifest during all times via a works,” it said.

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