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Report: Big Ben in Desperate Need of Repairs, Restoration

Big Ben and westminster bridge , London Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

Without repairs or restoration, Big Ben’s 9-foot-long, 660-pound gunmetal clock hands could break off and plummet to the ground. A leaked House of Commons report about the dilapidated state of the iconic, 156-year-old tower pulled no punches, as revealed by the Daily Mail. The implications of not conducting a refurbishment …

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