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London's Big Ben Clocks Out Until 2021
London's Big Ben
Clocks Back In

London's Big Ben Clocks Back In

Famed London landmark had been silent for 4 years

(Newser) - Update: Big Ben is back. After last ringing on August 21, 2017, the bells of Britain's famed clock pealed again on Friday after a four-year hiatus. After a few test runs on Dec. 29 and 30, the clock officially sounded at noon local time, and is scheduled to sound...

World's Most Famous Clock Falling Silent for 4 Years

London's 'Big Ben' bell needs some renovations

(Newser) - A familiar sound in London won't be heard for four years after next week: Big Ben is going in for renovations. The famous bell in Elizabeth Tower will chime at noon on August 21, then fall largely silent until 2021, reports the Guardian . The bongs, however, will sound on...

Big Ben May Soon Be Mute
 Big Ben May 
 Soon Be Mute 

Big Ben May Soon Be Mute

Landmark bell could be silenced for years for urgent repairs

(Newser) - Big Ben's bongs may fall silent for months or even years as urgent repairs are carried out. Two of Britain's largest newspapers reported Sunday that Parliament's massive clock and the tower that supports it need as much as $61.7 million in repairs—work that will silence...

Big Ben's Home Gets New Name: Elizabeth Tower

Renamed to mark Diamond Jubilee

(Newser) - Britain isn't finished celebrating the queen's 60 years on the throne. Now her name will be affixed to an international icon: the tower that houses Big Ben. Until now, its technical name had been simply the Clock Tower, though the name Big Ben is often used to refer...

Brit Terror Suspects Targeted US Embassy, Big Ben

Reconnaissance notes found among belongings of 9 men charged in ring

(Newser) - Suspected terrorists charged yesterday in a British court were targeting the US embassy in London—as well as the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the London Stock Exchange—for a bomb attack in the days before Christmas, according to prosecutors. Reconnaissance notes for the sites and al-Qaeda propaganda...

World's Most Photographed Landmarks
 World's Most 
no. 28: nyc apple store

World's Most Photographed Landmarks

Guess what comes in ahead of the Statue of Liberty?

(Newser) - Quick, what would you rather take a picture of on a trip to New York: the Statue of Liberty or the Apple store? Turns out most people would choose the Apple store—at least if we’re talking about the one on Fifth Avenue with a nifty-looking cube atop it....

Clock Strikes 150 for Big Ben
 Clock Strikes 150 for Big Ben 

Clock Strikes 150 for Big Ben

(Newser) - London’s Big Ben will celebrate three 150th birthdays this year, starting with today’s anniversary of the first movement of the huge clock, the Evening Standard reports. July 11 marks the first ringing of “Big Ben,” the Great Bell that eventually gave its name to the tower,...

Big Ben Silenced for Repairs
Big Ben Silenced for Repairs 

Big Ben Silenced for Repairs

Big Ben silenced for repairs, won't tell the time either

(Newser) - The world’s most famous clock chimed its last tones of August at 8 AM this morning, and its hands were set to 12:00. Though it will soon tell time again, Big Ben will be silent for at least a month as it undergoes maintenance, the Guardian reports. This...

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