London Big Ben Will Go Silent for Four Years

If visiting London during this time, many tourists would be bewildered because they could no longer hear the Big Ben bell ringing to remind them every 15 minutes and every hour there was a loud ringing sound. In the next 4 years, this bell tower stops working for remodeling.

When it comes to Big Ben, almost everyone thinks of Britain and vice versa. When visiting London, people have to take pictures with the 158-year-old architecture called Big Ben. This is the symbol of the whole of England.┬áThe word “Big Ben” is just the name of the largest bell weighing over 12 tons used to score hours. In it, Ben is the short name for the name of Benjamin, which the researcher thinks may be the name of the person who has made the bell, engraved his name on it, or the name of a famous martial artist at that time with his physique looking big and strong like that.

Since the casting and until hanging up the tower in the middle of the 19th century, this bell has always been the focus of attention for residents of London to come and see. First, they cast a big bell but just hung it up, it was broken. After that, another bell was cast, but then the bell was cracked after a while. However, one does not replace it but only fix it by adding a belt around to reinforce and halving the weight of the hammer.

In addition, due to technical factors is the time to pull the hammer up and drop too long, so two hammers must be installed in two different positions. Therefore, today with a low bell, knocking on the bell at different distances to the cracked place will produce two slightly different sounds. If you live long in London, people will recognize immediately.

British people flocked to central London from many places to bid farewell to the last bell of August 21, 2018. The Big Ben bell to the point has now become a familiar melody not only for people who travel to London, but even many other people around the world because they are often heard in the soundtrack of the UK News, or the ancient watches are not necessarily produced in the UK. This clock will fall into silent for 4 years for repairs.

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