In London, no more Big Ben
The Clock Tower Palace of Westminster in London, also known as Big Ben bell by name on it, officially renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honor of Britain's ruling Queen Elizabeth II.
The official ceremony of awarding the tower of the new name was held on Wednesday, September 12. Plaque with the new name of the tower presented the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.
The proposal to rename the Big Ben appeared in the spring of 2012, shortly before the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the reign of Elizabeth II. June 2 it was reported that he spoke for more than half of the deputies of the lower house of the British Parliament, and in late June, the corresponding changes Committee approved the House of Commons.
Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 after the death of his father, King George VI. For the duration of stay on the throne at the moment she is in second place in the history of the British royal house, second only to Queen Victoria, who ruled the country for 63 years.
The Clock Tower Palace of Westminster was built in 1858. The construction height of 96 m 3 is one of the most recognizable characters UK.