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11/07/1859 Big Ben chimes for the first time

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Big Ben - behind the scenes

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How Does Big Ben Keep Accurate Time?

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Big Ben for Kids: Famous World Landmarks for Children - FreeSchool

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Behind the scenes | Big Ben renovation

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London's Big Ben tower is leaning

The tower was designed by Augustus Pugin in a neo-gothic style. When completed in 1859, its clock was the largest and most accurate four-faced striking and chiming clock in the world. The tower stands 315 feet tall, and the climb from ground level to the belfry is 334 steps.
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