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For nearly a century a series of St George’s crosses have been covered in black on all four sides of Big Ben.
But six repainted shields on each side have now been unveiled to the eyes of Westminster as part of the largest restoration in the Elizabeth Tower’s history, which has so far taken four years and is costing £80million.
The refurbished tower has moved a step closer to completion in recent weeks with the series of new shields and the return of the clock hands to Big Ben, now repainted in their original Prussian blue colour.
The 177-year-old landmark in Westminster has been covered in scaffolding since May 2017 when craftsmen began work to refurbish its stonework, reglaze the four clock dials and repaint the ironwork.
And the restoration project is due to be completed next year after a six-month delay, when the famous 13-tonne Big Ben bell – which has been largely silenced while the work has been carried out – will chime again.
Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9962433/St-Georges-flag-displayed-Big-Ben-time-90-years.html
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