There are two versions of the origin of the name. The first is that the bell was named Big Ben in honor of Sir Benjamin Hall. And second version- it was named Big Ben in honor of Benjamin County ( a popular boxer in the heavyweight division)
Big Ben clock was commissioned in May They are at an altitude of more than 50 meters from the ground.
Official name until September 2012 was "The Clock Tower of Westminster Palace." According to the decision of the British Parliament renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honor of the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II
Big clock Westminster are the world's largest four- sided clock with fight. Microphones BBC radio services transmit them fight each hour. It was the first strike of Big Ben at night with 31 on one planet officially on international standard temporary passes in the New Year