Big Ben to be renamed Elizabeth Tower
- Published: 26 Jun 2012 at 20.43
- Online news:
Britain's famous parliament clock tower is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower in honour of the queen's diamond jubilee, officials announced on Tuesday.
The change comes after dozens of lawmakers signed up to a campaign to change the name of the tower - officially named the Clock Tower but commonly known as Big Ben - in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 60th year on the throne.
Big Ben is technically the name of the huge bell at the top of the 96-metre (316-foot) tower, one of London's best-loved landmarks.
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