The Elizabeth Tower was designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin and was built by Edward Dent and his son Frederick. The Elizabeth Tower was installed on the clock tower in 1859. The Elizabeth Tower is the second largest clock in the world that faces four directions. The inscription on each of the clock faces is engraved with a Latin inscription. “God, please bless the safety of our Queen Victoria I.”
The clock weighs 13.5 tons and the dial has a diameter of 7 meters. The hour and minute pointer are 2.75 meters and 4.27 meters respectively, and the pendulum weighs 305 kilograms. The Elizabeth Tower is a bell tower in the north of the Houses of Parliament in London, England. The Elizabeth Tower is famous for its accuracy and its huge 13-ton bronze clock for timekeeping.
Known as the “Big Ben”, the “Clock Tower” is located on the banks of the River Thames. It was built in 1859 and is 96 meters high. It is part of the British Parliament building. This 96-meter-tall tower, built in 1859, is surrounded by four gold-plated clocks. The name of the tower depends on the giant clock that placed in it – Big Ben. “Big Ben” has 393 steps from the bottom of the tower to the top of the tower. Conservative Party leader Cameron, Liberal Democrat leader Craig and Labor Party leader Miliband took the lead in supporting the name change proposal, arguing that this was the appropriate way to pay tribute to the Queen. The bill caused a lot of controversy on Twitter. Many people began to mistakenly think that the name of “Big Ben” was changed, but in fact it was renamed the clock tower where “Big Ben” is located.
Big Ben’s timekeeping is strictly regulated by a stack of coins placed on the huge pendulum. Big Ben has rarely stopped. Even after a bomb destroyed the Commons chamber during the Second World War, the clock tower survived and Big Ben continued to strike the hours. The tower in Westminster, which houses the giant bell known as Big Ben, is sinking into the banks of the Thames, partly as a result of decades of underground excavation. Big Ben is equipped with a microphone and is connected to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), so every time the big clock is reported, people can hear their powerful voice from the BBC’s broadcast.