London's iconic clock falls silent for four-year-long vital repairs
Big Ben, London's iconic clock fell silent with final 12 bongs until 2021 for enormous 29-million-pound maintenance, much to the consternation of politicians, including the Prime Minister, who have elevated concerns over the plan to silence the bell for four years.
Until the repair programme on the site is complete, the midday bongs in afternoon were the last systematic bells from the famous bell within the Elizabeth Tower.
The Big Ben clock set within the United Kingdom's Palace of Westminster fell silent for crucial repairs until 2021; nevertheless, the clock will still be used for distinctive occasions such as Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve.
Considerable debate has been taken place among senior political leaders, including Theresa May, the British Prime Minister and numerous MPs, about the iconic chime falling silent for as long as four years.
PM May has said it can't be right that the legendary bongs will not be heard again until 2021 and has asked for the proposals to be reviewed.