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Houses of Parliament

Parliament Street, City of Westminster, SW1
London ENG United Kingdom

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1836
  Finished1868
Building Uses
 - other
 - government
 - monument
 - office
 - parking garage
 - religious
Structural Types
 - tower
 - church
 - clock
 - flag
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - neo-gothic
Materials
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Victoria tower flag397 ft
Spire335 ft
Clock tower316 ft
Central tower262 ft

Description
Architect: Sir Charles Barry

The clock tower is known around the world as 'Big Ben' although this actually refers to one of the bells inside. The tower itself is Saint Stephen's Tower.

Despite the building's Gothic facade, the structure is a modern steel frame.

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Drawing by J. Eduardo Segundo Hernandez
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