The Architectural Legacy of Queen Elisabeth’s 70 Year Reign


Elizabeth Tower (also known as “Big Ben”). Image Courtesy of Flickr user Eric Huybrechts

Her Majesty, Queen Elisabeth II, United Kingdon’s longest-reigning monarch, has passed away at Balmoral Castle, aged 96. Earlier this year, Her Majesty became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years since her ascension to the throne. During her coronation, the first ceremony of this type to be televised, newspapers and tv broadcasters talked about a “New Elizabethan Age” that would revive Britain from postwar gloom. Now, seven decades later, as the longest reign in British history has come to an end, people come together to honor The Queen and reflect upon her legacy in terms of culture, technology, and architecture.

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