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Bank of America Plaza


Height: 317m
Location: Atlanta
Year: 1992
Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)

Big Ben


Height: 96m
Location: London
Year: 1858
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Bank of America Plaza

Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)
Bank of America Plaza
Height317m
Floors55
Year1992
CityAtlanta

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Bank of America Plaza may refer to: Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta), Georgia Bank of America Plaza (Charlotte), North Carolina Bank of America Plaza (Chicago), Illinois Bank of America Plaza (Dallas), Texas Bank of America Plaza (Fort Lauderdale), Florida Bank of America Plaza (Nashville), Tennessee Bank of America Plaza (New York City), New York (now known as 335 Madison Avenue) Bank of America Plaza (St. Louis), Missouri Bank of America Plaza (San Antonio), Texas Bank of America Plaza (Tampa), Florida Bank of America Plaza (Tucson), Arizona

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Big Ben

Big Ben
Big Ben
Height96m
Floors0
Year1858
CityLondon

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Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. 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 (96 m) tall, and the climb from ground level to the belfry is 334 steps. Its base is square, measuring 39 feet (12 m) on each side. Dials of the clock are 23 feet (7.0 m) in diameter. On 31 May 2009, celebrations were held to mark the tower's 150th anniversary.Big Ben is the largest of the tower's five bells and weighs 13.5 long tons (13.7 tonnes; 15.1 short tons). It was the largest bell in the United Kingdom for 23 years. The origin of the bell's nickname is open to question; it may be named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw its installation, or heavyweight boxing champion Benjamin Caunt. Four quarter bells chime at 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour and just before Big Ben tolls on the hour. The clock uses its original Victorian mechanism, but an electric motor can be used as a backup. The tower is a British cultural icon recognised all over the world. It is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and parliamentary democracy, and it is often used in the establishing shot of films set in London. The clock tower has been part of a Grade I listed building since 1970 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. On 21 August 2017, a four-year schedule of renovation works began on the tower, which are to include the addition of a lift. There are also plans to re-glaze and repaint the clock dials. With a few exceptions, such as New Year's Eve and Remembrance Sunday, the bells are to be silent until the work has been completed in the 2020s.

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