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Fire at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, spectacular images

The old Copenhagen Stock Exchange was destroyed. victim of a violent fire this Tuesday. The spire of the monument collapsed in the flames under the helpless gaze of the Danes. An event reminiscent of that of Notre-Dame & Paris, five years earlier.

400 years old, the Copenhagen Stock Exchange was destroyed. victim of a violent fire this Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Its famous spire, 54 meters high, collapsed. The fire broke out under the roof around 7:30 a.m. indicatedé emergency services à the press. "One of Copenhagen's iconic landmarks is engulfed in flames" reports in particular the Copenhagen Post. 

"It's our national treasure"

These terrible images recall the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris five years ago. "400 years of Danish cultural heritage in flames" shouts the Danish Minister of Culture, Jakob Engel-Schmidt. "It's our Notre-Dame, it's our national treasure" confided à AFP this morning, a 45-year-old local resident on site, disillusioned.

Fire at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, spectacular images

© Emil Helms/AP/SIPA (published 04/16/2024)

Today, the building houses the Danish Chamber of Commerce. All persons present at the meeting inside were able to be evacuated. However, givené Since the roof is made of copper, "it is simply impossible to penetrate" currently indicates &agrav; the Ritzau agency, the director of emergency services Jakob Vadsted Andersen, as reported by BFMTV. "The fire therefore had plenty of time to intensify and spread throughout the area. throughout the building" he continues.

"We are facing à a terrible spectacle" reacted the Danish Chamber of Commerce Dansk Erherv. "The stock market is on fire. It is requested &agrav; everyone to stay à away from the area around Slotsholmen. Firefighters are on site. The Copenhagen Stock Exchange was launched. built between 1619 and 1640 and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It had been under construction for several weeks.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116