Big Ben
London, United Kingdom

Big Ben in London (England) - clock tower

Where is located Big Ben?

Address of Big Ben is London, England
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When was built Big Ben?

Built date of Big Ben is 1858 - completion of construction
V.1859 - starting the clock

Big Ben

Facts, informations and history of Big Ben

Big Ben is actually the name of a 13 ton bell, inside the tower, not the tower itself.

Big Ben - the symbol of Great Britain, is one of the two towers forming the building of the British Parliament. The tower was built after, in 1834, the fire consumed part of the parliament.

The winner of the building design competition was Charles Barry. He left the Renaissance style and combined it with the neo-Gothic elements of Pugin.

The bell was cast in Whitechapel. It was the second giant bell because the first one showed a crack when trying to run.

The largest bell in the UK has four 7.5-meter discs, and tips 4.25 m long made, for weight reduction, as a thin-walled cast.

On July 11, 1859, Londoners could hear a sound of the bell for the first time.

The name Big Ben probably came from the name of Sir Benjamin Hall, the main work commissar in 1858, when the bell was hung. Some say the name comes from boxer Ben Caunt.

In 1949, the clock was delayed by 41 minutes, after a flock of birds sat on a pointer showing the minutes.

In 1962, the clock struck the New Year ten minutes too late, due to the large accumulation of snow on its tips.

The tower of Saint Stephen shines with light in the sky, on nights when the parliament deliberates.

Since the time of launch, the clock gives an almost exact time, and every hour it strikes. Its low tones are broadcast on a BBC radio every day.

" If you have a bend, I have time " - Says Big Ben to the Leaning Tower

Architect of Big Ben

Architect of Big Ben is Charles BarryAugustus Pugin

How many meters have Big Ben?

Height of Big Ben is 96 meters (316 feet)

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Construction/building type

Building Big Ben is of type Clock tower

Architectural style

Architectural style of Big Ben is Renaissance, Neogotyk

The Renaissance is an architectural style that developed in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, characterised by a return to the classical forms and elements of ancient Greek and Roman architecture. The Renaissance was a reaction to the Gothic style that prevailed in Europe from the 12th to 15th centuries and was associated with churches and sacred buildings. Renaissance means 'rebirth' and the style is considered the precursor to modern architecture. ... czytaj więcej.

What material is the building made of?

Big Ben is made of the following materials: Cut stone

Other names

The building is also known by other common names or in the original language, i.e. Parliament Clock Tower, Saint Stephen's Tower

Is the building on the UNESCO World Heritage List?

UNESCO
Yes, the building Big Ben is inscribed on the UNESCO List under the reference 426bis.
The listing took place in the year 1987.
Details of the entry are available on the Unesco website at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/426bis/

Official website

The official website of the building, where up-to-date information can be found, is http://www.parliament.uk/bigben

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PatrykKoksYT
#129
PatrykKoksYT [www.budowle.pl]
3 years ago
Ja się urodziłem w Londynie i widziałem Big Bena
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Maksio Kalisz
#128
Maksio Kalisz [Budowle.pl]
3 years ago
Big ben pewnie krzyczał "AUA!" gdy stado ptaków usiadło na jego wskazówce pokazującej minuty
Maksio kalisz
#127
Maksio kalisz
3 years ago
Ja po korona-wirusie będe robić wieżę zegarową w kształcie Big Bena.
oooooto
#126
oooooto
3 years ago
a łili fog tu pofstał
zozoLja 1
#125
zozoLja 1
3 years ago
jaki wysoki jest Big Ben
zuzanna majewicz
#124
zuzanna majewicz
4 years ago
SUPER JA T KUPUJE ZUZA MAJEWICZ
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Antikon
#123
Antikon [http://www.kochamantyki.pl/katalog-firm/firma/zobacz/antikon-galeria-antyki-i-dekoracje.html]
8 years ago
Ciekawostką jest jeszcze fakt, że stare zegary wybijają często melodię własnie zegara Big-ben
vero
#122
vero
8 years ago
dowiesz się w swoim czasie
Patryk
#121
Patryk
9 years ago
To co Ty jesteś dzwonnik z Big Ben-a?
kasiuńka
#120
kasiuńka
11 years ago
To wszystko to kłamstwa on ma 116 mertów , a dzwon waży 14 ton .tak wgl.
Dexter
#119
Dexter
11 years ago
raz tylko stałem przy big benie przyznam że piękna budowla ale nie stójcie za blisko gdy wybije równa godzina uszy puchną
123123wera
#118
123123wera
11 years ago
SUPCIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ta wieza jest
123123wera
#117
123123wera
11 years ago
wiezy big ben nigdy nie widzialam na oczy lecz bardzo chcialabym ja ujzec na zywo
;)
#116
;)
12 years ago
Wie ktoś gdzie można znaleźć plany budowli tego cuda ? ;D
123123wera
123123wera
11 years ago
Na wikipedii
ghjklkjhgfd
ghjklkjhgfd
10 years ago
jest świetny ;) stałam pod nim kilka razy ;)
gabrys
#113
gabrys [http://dfrffffgfs]
12 years ago
byłem na nim 100razy bo tam mieszkam
Klaudia
#112
Klaudia
13 years ago
Big Ben jest bardzo piękny. ! zwiedziłam cały Londyn. ! Zegar jest piękny na fotografiach ale w rzeczywistości jest jeszcze piękniejszy. ! . naprawdę warto pojechac fo Anglii. !!! .
Daria
#111
Daria
13 years ago
Dobre!!!!! ja zwiedzałam big bena 27 razy
nikola
#110
nikola
14 years ago
własnie przed chwila wszystko przepisałam do zeszytu od jezyka angielskiego ;0 na jutro musze przyniesci ; ) napewno pani sie spodoba mi to pomoglo ; ) zapamietam cos z tego ; ) < wiekrzosc>
globtrotuar
#109
globtrotuar
14 years ago
Chciałbym tam jeszcze raz pojechać. Raz już chciałem.
Wojtek
#108
Wojtek
14 years ago
Kiedyś mianem Big Ben określano sam dzwon, obecnie, tą nazwą określa się zarówno dzwon, zegar, jak i samą wieżę.
jack
#107
jack
14 years ago
.. to niech mi ktoś w końcu powie, czy to jest dzwon, czy zegar??? Zawsze myslałem, że zegar???????? jack
Klaudusia2061
Klaudusia2061
10 years ago
"(...) Big Ben odnosi się często zarówno do dzwonu, jak i zegara oraz samej wieży." Wikipedia : )
Kasia
#105
Kasia
14 years ago
Mam Takie pytanie...na jakiej dokładnie ulicy znajduje sie Big Ben??

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