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"Big Ben"

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Big Ben

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Big-Ben — a bell tower in London, a part of an architectural complex of the Westminster palace The official name — «the Hour tower of the Westminster palace», also it name «the Tower of St. Stefana».

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Big Ben is one of London's best-known landmarks, and looks most spectacular at night when the clock faces are illuminated. You even know when parliament is in session, because a light shines above the clock face.

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The tower has been erected In 1858, a tower clock has been started up a course on May, 21st, 1859..

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The name Big Ben actually refers not to the clock-tower itself, but to the thirteen ton bell hung within. The bell was named after the first commissioner of works, Sir Benjamin Hall.

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Big Ben - a symbol of time. The period of the greatest dawn of the country. And an inscription in Latin: «My God store queen Victoria» - a tribute of personal respect to the monarch at which there was such concept as British Empire.

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Big Ben's dials look at all 4 parts of the world. They from Birmingham are made has fallen down, hour hands are cast from pig-iron, and minute are made of copper sheet. It is counted up that the minute Arrows pass the general distance for a year In190 km.

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Big Ben and other small bells surrounding it beat out a ringing of following words: «Through this hour the Lord stores me and force it won't allow to anybody to stumble»

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Big Ben also is only one bell. Its height More than 2 meters, And diameter is equal almost to 3 meters.

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Tower height 61 meter (without considering a spike); Hours settle down at height of 55 m from the earth. At diameter of a dial in 7 meters and length of arrows 2,7 and 4,2 meters, height of each figure — only 61 centimeter. Hours Long time were considered as the greatest in the world.

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In Big Ben tourists don't start up. To get on top 96 meter towers it is possible only on a narrow spiral staircase. 334 steps will result on The small opened Platform, in Which center and There is a legendary Bell.