Daily digest: Big Ben bell foundry will become a hotel, a new Met Museum plaque, and more

Happy Friday and welcome back to another roundup of the art, architecture, and urbanism news.

Here’s some reading to keep you rolling into the weekend:

The Whitechapel Bell foundry in east London will become a boutique hotel

The historic foundry that cast Big Ben’s bell and Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell can officially be converted into a high-end hotel, according to the United Kingdom government. The controversial decision published yesterday by Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, caps years of debate over the future of the east London foundry, which was originally established in 1570. Preservationists are chuffed, calling it a money grab that will destroy a vital

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