Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. It is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009. The erecting of the tower was completed on 10 April 1858. The clock tower has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England.
The tower is designed in Pugin's celebrated Gothic Revival style, and is 96.3 metres (316 ft) high (roughly 16 stories). The bottom 61 metres (200 ft) of the Clock Tower's structure consists of brickwork with sand coloured Anston limestone cladding. The remainder of the tower's height is a framed spire of cast iron. The tower is founded on a 15-metre (49 ft) square raft, made of 3-metre (9.8 ft) thick concrete, at a depth of 4 metres (13 ft) below ground level. The four clock dials are 55 metres (180 ft) above ground. The interior volume of the tower is 4,650 cubic metres (164,200 cubic feet).
This kit has 116 pieces. It is easy to assemble, no scissors or glue required. It is made of paper & polystyrene foam board.
Warning: Choking Hazard-Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Measurement : 3D product size - 3.5" x 3.5" x 15.5"
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 04 March, 2012.