After getting a ‘facelift’: Big Ben to ring again on New Year’s Eve

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – Londoners will be able to hear the sound of the famous ‘Big Ben’ again on New Year’s Eve.

The United Kingdom’s iconic landmark was kept silent for two years since the restoration of its clockface to its original colors began in 2017.

The work on the clock face is only the first phase of the extensive restoration planned for the Palace of Westminster.

There are remaining works left for the 160-year-old clock tower to include the addition of a lift and several other plans like the re-glaze and repaint of the clock dials.

Since the restoration began, the bells are kept silent except for New Year’s Eve and Remembrance Day until the work is completed in 2021.

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