Big Ben

The clock tower was placed on a square concrete slab with sides 15,2 m and 3 m thick.

An excerpt from the article 22 facts about Big Ben

Its height is 96,3 m, and each of the four clock faces is 7 m in diameter. A spiral staircase of 334 steps leads to the tower - 290 stone steps lead to the clock room, 44 steps to the bell tower, and an additional 59 steps to the top of the spire. The tower was built of bricks faced externally with sand-colored Anston limestone from South Yorkshire and is topped by a spire covered with hundreds of cast iron roof tiles.