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Copenhagen: the historical Børsen burn down



The historic Børsen building, also known as the Old Stock Exchange, in Copenhagen caught fire on April 16, 2024. The fire caused the collapse of its iconic spire, which was shaped like the intertwined tails of four dragons. This landmark, dating back to the 17th century, was undergoing renovation at the time of the fire, and its copper roof contributed to the intensity of the blaze by trapping heat. The building housed the Danish Chamber of Commerce and held significant cultural and historical value, including valuable artworks that were quickly evacuated.

Bursen burning

The fire’s impact was devastating, with the roof and several floors affected. Emergency services, employees, and even passersby worked together to save as many cultural artifacts as possible, including paintings by renowned Danish artist Peder Severin Kroyer. The Danish National Museum sent staff to assist in the evacuation of these items.

The magnificent interior of the Borsen in Copenhagen

The Børsen, known for its unique architecture and historical significance, was a beloved landmark in Copenhagen. Its loss is deeply felt by residents and visitors alike. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and there are plans to restore the building, although the details, including funding, are yet to be determined.
Børsen (Danish for “the Stock Exchange”), also known as Børsbygningen (“The (Stock) Exchange Building”), was the seat of the stock exchange from the 17th century and was located in central Copenhagen. The historic building was located next to the Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament, on Slotsholmen Island.
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