The cost of repairing big Ben has doubled, exceeding $80 million

The estimated cost of repairing the tower Elizabeth in London, where can find the clock big Ben, may be about 61 million pounds ($81,7 million). This was reported by Sky News.

The project of repair of a tower was more complex and extensive than originally anticipated. Previously, the government had estimated the cost of repairs from 29 to 45 million pounds ($39 to 60 million).

During repair it is planned to replace the dial and clock mechanism to patch the cracks in the brickwork of the tower, to repair the rusty roof and return to the rim of the dial to its original color.

Representatives of the British Parliament have expressed disappointment with the increase in the cost and stated that it will investigate its causes.

In connection with the reconstruction of big Ben will have to «shut up» until 2021. It is expected that from time to time big Ben will still beat for Londoners at important times such as New year.




The cost of repairing big Ben has doubled, exceeding $80 million 30.09.2017

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Сентябрь 30th, 2017 by
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