Copenhagen Stock Exchange fire: Iconic building largely destroyed

Copenhagen’s famous 17th-century stock exchange, one of the most recognizable structures in Denmark’s capital, was largely destroyed by a fire.

The Børsen Old Stock Exchange, which finished construction in 1640, was suddenly engulfed in flames on Tuesday, in a moment reviving memories of the fire that heavily damaged Paris‘s Notre Dame cathedral in 2019. Danes rushed into the burning building to save priceless works of art, while firefighters struggled to contain the blaze.

Fire rages from the dragon spire of the Stock Exchange in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. A fire raged through one of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings on Tuesday, causing the collapse of the iconic spire of the 17th-century Old Stock Exchange as passersby rushed to help emergency services save priceless paintings and other valuables. (Ida Marie Odgaard/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

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