LONDON, UK (CBS) -- One of London's best-known landmarks will be renamed in honor of Queen Elizabeth. The clock tower of the Westminster Palace, known to millions by the name of the bell it houses "Big Ben", will in future be known formally as the Elizabeth Tower.
Just weeks after the start of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, the House of Commons proposes to name the Great Bell tower the Elizabeth Tower as a gift befitting of her 60 year reign. The House of Commons Commission "will arrange for this decision to be implemented in an appropriate manner in due course," said a spokesman.
This honor comes as a tribute much like Queen Victoria's back in 1897. She is the only other British monarch to celebrate a diamond jubilee. The west end tower was named the Victoria Tower in honor of the only other British monarch to complete 60 years on the throne.
The neo-Gothic tower was designed by Charles Barry during the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster completed in 1858.
The landmark tower has been known by many names including the Great Bell, the Clock Tower, the Great Clock and most commonly Big Ben.