My heart goes out to London and all the people affected by the recent terrorist attack. Our hearts especially go out to the family of Kurt Cochan—for whom we feel a special kinship. My husband and I were there just weeks before the horrific act of violence. Realizing first-hand how many people walk around that bridge in a day—those folks must have been terrified.
During our visit, I learned that it could be the last chance for a while to get photos of the tower before restoration begins this year.
Special scaffolding will be in place for about three year while important restoration work takes place. It’s been over 30 years since restoration was carried out on the Elizabeth tower. Conservationists have identified problems with Big Ben that need to be fixed so that the clock can continue to work properly.
So, it could be a while before new photos of Big Ben and the Elizabeth tower—without scaffolding will be seen. Learn more about the restoration.