How wide is big ben the clock tower?
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"Big Ben" (or to give it it's proper name The Great Bell) is cast out of bellmetal, which is an alloy of bronze and tin. The Clock Tower, to give it it's proper name, is made of brickwork covered by stone cladding for the first 200 feet (61 metres) and the remaining 115 feet (35 metres) is a fram…ed cast iron spire. ( Full Answer )
The 'Great Bell' is 9 feet (2.74 m) in width. The clock face is 23ft wide. The tower is 12 meters square or approx 40 feet each side.
Strictly speaking, Big Ben is the name of the bell that is contained within the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. It is a common misnomer to call the clock Big Ben.
People often refer to the clock at the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) as 'Big Ben. However, Big Ben is actually the 14 ton bell inside the clock tower and was named after Sir Benjamin Hall who was Commissioner of Works when the bell was installed.
A big clock tower. it is a long tower and it has a roof just like a house and it has lovly detaild patens it is also browen
Big ben tower holds the clock faces and mechanism of the big ben tower clock
Strictly speaking, Big Ben is a bell, not a clock, but given that the name is usually associated with the clock, the answer is yes, it is the tallest tower-clock, although there may be others that are higher off the ground!
Yes, it is the biggest clock in the world. It is or was the biggest 4 sided Clock Tower in the World.
It is a major attraction, as is the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) where it is found. The chimes of Big Ben are still the symbol of accurate timekeeping to British people and are used, for example, to start the two minutes silence on Rembrance Day.
The faces/dials are 7m (23') in diameter. The numerals are 0.6m (2') high, and the minute hand is 4.25m (14') long. It is the biggest in the World.
The Tower was built from brick and stone from Normandy, Cornwall and Yorkshire. The top section is made from Iron frame.
Big Ben isn't actually the clock tower. Big Ben is the bell inside the tower. Big Ben is synonymous as the Great Bell, the Clock and the Tower in which it is encased. Originally it was only the Great Bell named after Sir Benjamin Hall a politician of the time and commissioner of works. The correct… name for the tower is 'The Queen Elizabeth Tower' renamed after the Queen for her Diamond jubilee in 2012. ( Full Answer )
It is named after a bell in the clock, called Big Ben. Big Ben is the nickname of the biggest bell in the Tower, the 13.5 ton 'Great Bell'. It got it's name from Sir Benjamin Hall the commissioner of works and MP of the time.
It is synonymous with the houses of parliament in London, the offices of the Countries leaders. It symbolises power and strength and is the best known of the capitals landmarks.
Technically it is just the Clock Tower, it is often mistakenly called St. Stephens Tower, but that is wrong. St. Stephens Tower is at the entrance to the Houses of Parliament. It is actually the biggest and heaviest bell inside the Tower that bears the name 'Big Ben'. It's the Clock Tower of t…he Palace of Westminster, London, England and is being named the Queen Elizabeth Tower in 2012 in recognition of Her Majesties Diamond Jubilee. ( Full Answer )
It is thought it was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, a politician ofthe time, and commissioner of the works when the bell was installedin 1856. It was only the great bell that was named after him butthe clock and tower have become synonymous to the name over theyears also. Originally, it was going to… be named after QueenVictoria herself but the public started calling it "Big Ben" andthe name stuck. In September 2012 the Tower was renamed in recognition of theQueen's Diamond Jubilee. It is now officially known as the 'QueenElizabeth Tower'. ( Full Answer )
'Big Ben' is not a clock. It refers to the 'great bell' inElizabeth Tower which is next to the palace of westminster. Big Ben is synonymous with the tower, clock and bell and it is notincorrect to call the complete landmark Big Ben.
It does not have a name but it is often called Big Ben as well.
There are light bulbs behind the clock faces that switch on as it gets dusk and off when it gets light again.
It is part of the tower of the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) in central London, England.
'Big Ben' is the largest and heaviest of the bells in the clocktower at 13.7 tonnes, it is the bell used to sound out the hours.It's also called the 'Great Bell'. The name 'Big Ben' has been used over the years to represent thewhole clock, bell and tower and it would not be incorrect to callthe com…plete clock tower Big Ben. It was supposed to originally benamed after the commissioner of works, Sir Benjamin Hall. In September 2012 the tower was named "Elizabeth Tower" inrecognition of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. ( Full Answer )
No, Big Ben (Traditional name) is way down the list for biggest Clock Tower in the World. It was once the largest but many beat it now. Big Ben still holds the record for the biggest 4 face chiming Clock Tower in the World at 96m (316') tall. The biggest is the Abraj Al-Bait Towers in Mecca, Saud…i Arabia. Also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, which opens in 2012. It is the second tallest building in the World at 601m (1,972'). Construction began in 2004 and finished in 2011. The Clock faces are an impressive 43m (140') in diameter, they are situated in the Clock House at 200m high and can be seen from 16 miles away. See the related links below . ( Full Answer )
Big ben is actualty the name of the bell that strikes the hours.The tune of the quarters peal is called "Westminster Chimes"although it originated in a church in Cambridge. Big Ben is synonymous as the Great Bell, the Clock and the Tower inwhich it is encased. Big Ben is actually named after Sir Ben…jaminHall, a politician of the time. ( Full Answer )
The whole palace of Westminster was originally built using Anston limestone, although much of this was replaced with Clipsham Stone after it became clear that the original stonework was reacting with air pollution and decaying badly.
Strictly speaking, Big Ben is the nickname of the main bell of the clock but is now generally used as a name for the clock and the clock tower. The official name is 'The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster'.
The White Tower in the Tower of London is 90 ft high. The great bell in the clock tower of the palace of Westminster, commonly called 'Big Ben' is 7.5 ft high. The clock tower is 315.9 ft high.
The Eiffel tower. If The Eiffel tower was a meter stick, Big Ben would be a 30cm ruler.
The school's bell tower is on top of the roof. The bell is not working because the clapper is missing, and is lost somewhere in the school. When you find it, you can't put it back (and ring the bell) until you get rid of the seagull there. (see related questions)
Big Ben, or to put it correctly: 'The Elizabeth Tower', has fourclock faces, and on each of those faces there are two hands. Thisis a grand total of eight. 'Big Ben' is actually the name of the bell housed inside thetower.
Big Ben is actually the 14 ton bell in the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster but the clock is often mistakenly called Big Ben.
I think that you are referring to the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which is part of the Parliament buildings which were all designed by Charles Barry.
Big Ben - the tower with the clock faces - beside the Houses of Parliament in London is not ruined. It was hit during WWll but hastily repaired.
Big Ben Clock Tower got it's name from the biggest bell inside the Tower, which is only it's nickname. It was supposedly named after Sir Benjamin Hall, an MP of the time and commissioner of the works.
'Big Ben' is actually the 14 ton bell inside the clock, but over the years people have started calling the clock itself Big Ben. It was named after Sir Benjamin Hall who was Commissioner of Works when the bell was installed.
In 2012 The Clock Tower was named The 'Queen Elizabeth Tower' in recognition of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. Previous to this it was just known as the 'Clock Tower' or 'Big Ben'.
well the clock tower is not open to the public but back then the most favorite places people would go to was the big ben clock tower.
the Elizabeth Tower (previously called the Clock Tower), named in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
Big Ben is a bell, the largest of the bells in the Westminster clock tower, it is the bell used to sound out the hours. It is cracked, it is this which gives Big Ben its distinctive sound. The clock itself is a very large pendulum clock
Although it may look like a Grandfather clock, it is much bigger and built outdoors in London. It is in fact a Tower clock.
The bell was named in honour of Sir Benjamin Hall, and his name is inscribed on it
No. The Eiffel Tower is more than three times taller than the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster (Big Ben). Big Ben 96.3 metres. Eiffel Tower 324 metres.
Yes there is a clock bigger than the big ben.The mecca clock in saudi arabia.Big ben is only 96.3 metres (316 feet) and the mecca clock is 577 metres.However the mecca clock is not as wide in breadth.
Because it is an iconic feature of London, known all over the world, in the same way as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome and the Statue of Liberty in New York.
The famous Augustus Pugn designed the clock and dials , amateur horologist Denison,, and Airy.and then Edward Dent.
Big Ben is the nickname of the largest and deepest pitched bell, and it chimes the hour, every hour - once for one o'clock, twice for two o'clock and so on. In addition, there are four "quarter bells" which play a tune four times per hour to indicate 15 minutes past, 30 minutes past, 45 minutes pas…t and the hour itself. A recording of the bells at midnight from the BBC Radio World Service can be heard on the Wikipedia link below. ( Full Answer )
Big Ben is the nickname of the bell that resides inside the tower that is attached to part of the British Parliament building, otherwise know as the Palace of Westminster in London.
Nobody is absolutely sure, but the general consensus is that the 14 ton Great Bell was named after Sir Benjamin Hall who was Commissioner of Works when the bell was installed in 1859. Since then, people have started (incorrectly) referring to the clock and the clock tower as 'Big Ben'.
The Big Ben bell in London is located inside the Elizabeth Clock Tower. The Big Ben bell was cast in 1858 and began being used in a year later in 1959.
Big Ben does not have a lift installed as there would not be enoughroom to install one due to the spiral stone staircase.
Big Ben is the name of the famous bell in the clock tower,Elizabeth Tower, adjacent to the Palace of Westminster in London.