伦敦大本钟将以新面孔在新年敲响
日期:2021-11-30 15:06

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Big Ben's famous clock will appear in time for it to do its most important yearly activity: marking the start of the New Year for thousands of people on London's streets and millions more watching on television.

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著名的大本钟将准时出现,以履行其最重要的年度职责:在新年为伦敦街头的数千人敲响钟声,还有数百万人将在电视上观看这一幕^w17ebb!(BTWrMsH4

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The clock tower of Britain's Houses of Parliament has been hidden in a repair project for over three years.

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英国议会大厦的钟楼在修缮过程中已经被挡住了三年多F(C^U2eoTb8z*+^*.

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Hundreds of workers are involved in the effort to fix the structure built in 1859.

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数百名工匠参与了这座建于1859年的建筑的修复工作.b@*MBK-4_

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Nick Sturge, project manager for Sir Robert McAlpine's special projects, said removing the scaffolding was an important step in the $107 million project.

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罗伯特·麦卡尔平爵士特别项目的项目经理尼克·斯特奇表示,在这个耗资1.07亿美元的项目中,拆除脚手架是重要的一步7L;=5#Q6;-Z03e|

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Scaffolding is a movable structure on which workers stand or sit while working high above the ground.

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脚手架是一种可移动的结构体,工人在高空工作时可以站在上面或坐在上面1%-2#7#RTkhOn06tV4p~

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"By New Year people will start to see a big difference; they'll start to get their tower back," he said.

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他说:“到了新年,人们会开始看到很大的不同;他们会重新看到这个钟楼=^%)L-]~[&!V!@E*LbH。”

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"The roofs will be fully visible along with the four clock faces."

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“屋顶和四个钟面将会完全可见tb0DhDfk@=8X!_Ms&E0。”

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Big Ben is an internationally-known symbol of London and Britain's parliamentary democracy.

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大本钟是国际知名的伦敦和英国议会民主制的象征q[y9S+|j6D6yOe]^S7

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It is also one of the most photographed places in the city.

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它也是被拍照最多的城市景点之一A2ed#7~b+k

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The repair work includes replacing parts of the clock faces using handmade glass, Sturge said.

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斯特奇说,这次修复包括使用手工玻璃更换钟面上的面板QKb6T%.P4500

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The dials' hands, numbers and other details have been repainted bright blue rather than the black long familiar to Londoners.

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表盘的指针、数字和其他细节都重新涂上了亮蓝色,而不是伦敦人熟悉的黑色YouJ|BQwD%Km]qy

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Sturge said an early painting of Big Ben showed a color that was confirmed by a paint study to be Prussian blue.

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斯特奇说,经油漆分析证实,大本钟早期的水彩颜料显示出的颜色是普鲁士蓝KTBb%G%OGASKJ@4n8y

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Sturge said, "When you stand on the street it's a really nice nod to the past," meaning a recognition of the building's history.

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斯特奇说,“当你站在街上时,新的大本钟配色是对过去致敬,”即对这座建筑的历史的认可4[DAto1Qfq5.]XA3I;&

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The symbols of the four parts of the United Kingdom--the thistle, shamrock, leek and rose--have also been repainted in the colors from the first design of the tower.

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英国四个地区的花卉标志——奶蓟草、苜蓿、韭葱和玫瑰——已经重新粉刷成钟楼最初设计时的原始颜色Dn&5&P9aWG;

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The building was called the Clock Tower until 2012 when officials re-named it the Elizabeth Tower in honor of Britain's Queen.

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这座建筑一直被称为钟楼,直到2012年,为了纪念伊丽莎白女王,英国政府官员将其重新命名为伊丽莎白塔wBg~~hw=IB=zfwBYuo

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The tower's Great Bell, or Big Ben, marks the turning of the year with twelve strikes.

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塔楼的大本钟的12声撞钟声标志着这一年的转折*LY]yt.I7GG&+,4UYk7

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That will be powered by an electric motor January 1.

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它将于1月1日由电动机提供动力@IPiX3UBw,tkK9c,C

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Alex Jeffrey, one of three clockmakers at the Palace of Westminster, said the clock had been transported to Cumbria, in northwestern England, to be taken apart and put back together.

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威斯敏斯特宫的三位钟表匠之一亚历克斯·杰弗里说,这座钟已被运往英格兰西北部的坎布里亚郡进行拆卸和重建HIS4vM2ym~T

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It was a big job.

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这是一项艰巨的任务AC]7UP9u8FsBZ

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"To give you an example, one of the hands weighs about 305 kilograms," he said.

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他说:“举个例子,其中一根指针重约305公斤J]_34zLWD|oFuKl5-VG&。”

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The clock's minute hand, he added, is about 4.3 meters long.

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他还说,这座钟的分针大约4.3米长gB]KIw+1c*J4ZM7ed#

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The one dial showing the time when the scaffolding comes down is electric-driven.

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显示脚手架撤下的时间的表盘是电动的08dESyIMa5z+k[%^z

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But starting in the spring, the gravity-powered clock will operate all four dials as first designed.

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但从春季开始,四个大本钟表盘都将由原始的重力驱动时钟再次运行ZztM.wrLDFYm

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"It is famously accurate," Jeffrey said.

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杰弗里说:“这是出了名的准确*uqs3Z[P[-5。”

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"The Great Clock is designed extremely well and it's accurate to one second to the first strike of each hour."

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“大本钟设计得非常好,它精确到每小时第一次敲响的一秒f=N1u%Z%ds%KTv5faq。”

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I'm John Russell.

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