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Big Ben was designed by Edmund Beckett Denison. And it was built by Messrs E.J. Dent and Co. Sir Charles Barry drew the designs, and architect Edward Pent and his son Frederick Pent built it.

Charles Barry, chief architect turned to Augustus Pugin to help design the tower and clock dials in his neo-gothic style. It was pugin's last major work before he went mad then died aged 40. Charles Barry also died as it was nearing completion. The tower took 16 years to build and was finished and working in 1859. In 2009 it celebrated 150 years.

See the related link below for more information on Augustus Welby Northbourne Pugin.

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