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On each side of the Elizabeth Tower are rows of newly restored shields decorated with symbols representing the UK and its history.
Big Ben, the Great Bell of the Elizabeth Tower turns 160 on 11 July 2019, as the vital conservation programme continues, securing the future of one of the world’s best loved landmarks for generations to come
Programme of essential works to conserve the Elizabeth Tower began in early 2017
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View images of the Elizabeth Tower including damage to its structure
On Monday 21 August at noon, Big Ben’s famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out.
Following an update on the Elizabeth Tower conservation project to the House of Commons and House of Lords Commissions the contract for the delivery of the Project has been awarded to Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
With the top of the Elizabeth Tower now visible, work has begun on the re-installation of the famous Ayrton Light, which sits directly under the newly visible spire.
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