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Denmark: Fire Destroys Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange Building

Denmark: Fire Destroys Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange Building
  • In Denmark, a fire raged through one of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings destroying about half of the 17th-century Old Stock Exchange and collapsing its iconic dragon-tail spire.
  • The blaze broke out on the building’s roof during renovations, but police said it was too early to pinpoint the cause.
  • The red-brick building, with its green copper roof and distinctive 56-meter spire, is a major tourist attraction next to Denmark’s parliament, Christiansborg Palace, in the heart of the capital.
  • Among the pieces that had been on display in the building was a huge painting completed in 1895 by Danish artist P.S. Krøyer called, “From Copenhagen Stock Exchange.”
  • No information has been released about which works of art were saved from the blaze, although video footage appeared to show the Krøyer painting being removed.
  • The exchange was built in 1615 and is considered a leading example of Dutch Renaissance style in Denmark. The Chamber of Commerce moved into the building after Copenhagen’s stock exchange left in 1974.

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Published date : 18 Apr 2024 05:34PM

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