Westminster Abbey to get its crowning glory, at last





Ever since Benedictine monks first made their home at Westminster AD 960, Britain's most famous abbey has been an architectural playground.

Monarchs and architects, including Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir George Gilbert Scott, have commissioned and built towers, turrets and chapels in a variety of styles.

More than a 1,000 years on, the Abbey authorities are to launch a public consultation on plans to change the the building once again – with the addition of a 21st century "corona", or crown, to sit on top of the roof at an estimated cost of £10m.



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