Big Ben, the great clock bell of Britain's Parliament, will fall silent today as a four-year restoration project gets underway.
In order to protect the ears of the construction workers dispatched to carry out the four-year-long repairs from Big Ben's deafening toll, the bell will chime one last time Monday, August 21st, falling silent until 2021.
Before the last chimes sounded, local media, residents and tourists held video recorders or smart phones, waiting for the moment. "The need to close it down for four years is nonsense".
BIG BEN'S famous bongs have marked the hour in London with nearly unbroken service for the past 157 years. "And now all of a sudden that will be stopped and it's sort of really weird feeling". The hammer that strikes the bell each hour weights 200 kg.
Hugh Robertson, the TUC union's health and safety expert, said it would be unsafe to expect workers to complete their jobs while the bell continued to ring.
The 13.7-tonne Great Bell has sounded on the hour for 157 years and last fell silent in 2007.
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The Commons Speaker's wife, Sally, has previously admitted finding life in a taxpayer-funded flat beside the clock tower "incredibly sexy". He added that if they do, "people could read into the ringing of those bells either a celebration, or perhaps the alternative".
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Chris Gaumer, a former Student Government Association president and 2006 graduate, said it was a simple decision. "And sometimes that gets him in trouble, but he does not have a racist bone in his body", he insisted.
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Thank you Nebraska, thank you the United States - I did this for all of us, ' he said. "We been practicing body shots all camp". He said he's going fishing with his family and coach and taking some well-earned time off. "I did this for all of them".
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