Big Ben in Lucknow : The country’s tallest bell tower is present in the city of Nazakat and Nafasat, Lucknow. Yes, whose height is 221 feet. This bell tower was built in 1881 by Nawab Nasir Uddin Haider to welcome Sir George Cooper, who was the first lieutenant of the United States. The clock tower was built at a cost of 1.75 lakh rupees. Its construction work was completed in 1887. There was a time when the whole city used to run on the time of the clock tower and even today the clock tower informs the people about the exact time.
Clock Tower On The Lines Of London’s Big Ben
This bell tower has been built on the lines of London‘s Big Ben. Its pendulum is 14 feet long, one and a half inches thick. Its needles were imported from London. Its largest needle is 6 feet long and the smallest needle is four and a half feet. There is also a hall and a room built inside the bell tower, as well as there are stairs inside to go up.The special thing is that every week two people go up together to fill the key in the clock of the bell tower. The pendulum of its clock has been removed. The clock tower still remains the center of attraction for the people. When you come to Lucknow, do not forget to capture the beauty of Clock Tower in your camera.
Was Created By A Disciple Of William Emerson
Dr. Shama Mehmood, Head of the Department of Medieval and Modern History, Lucknow University, told that this clock tower is the tallest and oldest clock tower in the country. He told that the clock tower was built by a disciple of British architect William Emerson.