Big Ben

Discussion in 'Tower, Monumental & Street Clocks' started by Les harland, Dec 17, 2016.

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  1. Les harland

    Les harland Registered User

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    In 2017 the Elizabeth Tower (aka Big Ben) is going to undergo a three year renovation programme
    This includes the clock face
    I get the impression that even if the clock is working Big Ben may be silent
    The web site is not very clear

    www.parliament.uk
     
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    The bells will be silent for a few months I seem to recall from an interview. The tower needs maintenance and while they do that they can overhaul the Great Clock., I believe they will be changing some of the glass in the dails too, I heard they were trying to source a match.

    The Palace of Westminster is about to undergo a massive restoration and maintenance programme costing billions.
     
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