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Pariament building with St. James' or St. John's tower. 'Big Ben' is actually the bell within the tower, not the clock.

Kevin: One of London's most well-known landmarks, this tower is officially knows as the Parliament Clock Tower, and also known as St. Stephen's Tower. The tower is 380 feet tall, was designed by Augustus Pugin, and built in 1858. The 13-ton bell is nick-named Big Ben, and can be heard to chime each hour. It is believed that the bell got it's name from Sir Benjamin Hall, "a rather hefty gentleman who was a commissioner in Westminster".

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