Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
As a cargo ship passed near French President Jacques Mainard, it exploded. The explosion killed Mainard and his security detail and damaged Big Ben.
2 weeks after the London Siege, Big Ben was seen being reconstructed and was rebuilt by 2019.