Big Ben will rest for a few months

160-year-old tower will be repaired by the British Government

Big Ben in London fog

Coming to London today, the tower is located next to the British parliament will be corrected, because starting next year you will lose one of the icons of this city. Maybe tired so it is time for a break, need to be repaired so refreshed, tourists who come to the UK to smile back next year, of course.

Maybe you're one of them, but when it comes this year still have a chance to see the magnificent city icon into the sky, graceful and quiet up there.

When you step foot step to the streets of London, the bell rang from hour to hour, minute to minute and second by second, this time need time to retreat. As the quote from the AFP news agency, the British government would pay reparations project Big Ben of 42 million USD (around 29 million Pounds).

News also said that the improvement plan covering the surface of the clock and mechanical systems in it, and then the detection of cracks and corrosion in the stone tower on the roof, the recovery condition of the building that stood since the 19th century.

The portions were striking for visitors is the change of color to make it look like the original color of Big Ben, which was designed by architects Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin in 1856 ago.

Of course, the tower will be more beautiful than the original, because it will be equipped with elevators as an alternative to get to the top of the building, and the lights that illuminate the clock and the tower will be replaced with LEDs energy-saving.

Big Ben will be more stylish for any visitors to the city of London, later, citing Reuters, city officials responsible for the project, "Architect team for the conservation of Big Ben is currently analyzing the original paint that was first used in the figures."

Who refused when Big Ben increasingly stylized, travel in London would receive greater attention, next year.

Source: Megiza - CNN Indonesia, Kompas, Reuters, AFP
Image: P Djayasupena


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