The name Big Ben actually refers to the clock's hour bell, the largest of the clock's five bells, the others being used as quarter bells.
The clock was the largest in the world and is still the largest in Great Britain. It is known for its reliability, since it has rarely failed during its long life span. The tower was constructed between 1843 and 1858 as the clock tower of the
, now better known as the Houses of Parliament. Palace of Westminster
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