Westminster Palace, or Houses of Parliament
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Architect Sir Charles Barry
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Location London, England, United Kingdom   map
Date 1836 to 1868   timeline
Building Type seat of government, government center
 Construction System cut stone bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style English Gothic Revival
Notes Westminster New Palace, the Houses of Parliament for England and all the United Kingdom, including the famous clock Big Ben. Design of gothic details assisted by A. W. N. Pugin.


Photo, exterior, west elevation overview with Big Ben

Photo, exterior, the Clock Tower with Big Ben, looking up

Photo, exterior overview


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Discussion Westminster Palace, or Houses of Parliament Commentary

Connects with the much older Westminster Hall. In the south-west corner is the 102m (336ft) high Victoria Tower, considered the tallest in the world at the time it was built. At the northern end rises the Clock Tower, a great symbol of London with the famous clock "Big Ben", and 96m (316ft) high itself.

Sources on Westminster Palace, or Houses of Parliament

Yetsuh Frank photographs.

Johnson Architectural Images. Copyrighted slides in the Artifice Collection.

Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. description p1138, overview photo and plan drawing, p1139. — The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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