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Augustus Pugin- Designer of Big Ben

Posted by Aaron Waddell on

Welcome back to the Largewallclocks.net blog! We recently published a post on the Big Ben clock tower in London, England and in that post we mentioned that Augustus Pugin was the designer of the clock tower. We decided to dedicate a blog post to this famous and influential architect and designer. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was born on March 1, 1812 and died on September 14, 1852.1 Pugin “was an English architect, designer, artist, and critic”.1 He learned how to draw from his father, Auguste Pugin, who published influential volumes on Gothic architecture.1 Augustus Pugin (the son) is notable for...

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Big Ben Clock Tower

Posted by Aaron Waddell on

Hello everyone! This is the first blog post on our new blog series that covers iconic and famous clocks from around the world. This post will outline the history of the iconic Big Ben clock tower in London, England. Big Ben is actually a nickname for the Great Bell of the clock tower located at the northern portion of the Palace of Westminster in London, England.1 However, the Big Ben nickname is also used to reference the clock tower itself.1 The clock in Big Ben is the world’s “second largest four faced chiming clock".1 In contrast, the world’s largest four...

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