Big Ben to fall silent to undergo much needed repairs

Big Ben to fall silent to undergo much needed repairs
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One of London's most unmistakable sounds, the toll of Big Ben, will shortly be absent from the city's soundscape.

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One of London’s most unmistakable sounds, the toll of Big Ben, will shortly be absent from the city’s soundscape.

Why Big Ben is being silenced https://t.co/3eiE5j5vqRpic.twitter.com/LaJkyGdrcn

— The Times of London (thetimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/thetimes/status/725313551485796352">April 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b> </b> Early next year Big Ben will fall silent to undergo repairs that will take three years and cost an estimated £29m. <b> </b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Big Ben is going to be silenced <a href="https://t.co/vzgyY5ECqh">https://t.co/vzgyY5ECqh</a> <a href="https://t.co/SAjVTSjHMA">pic.twitter.com/SAjVTSjHMA</a></p>&mdash; The Independent (Independent) April 27, 2016

Cracks have developed in the tower’s masonry and the belfry is suffering from corrosion.

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