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Fire in Copenhagen Stock Exchange building causes iconic arrow to collapse

Fire in Copenhagen Stock Exchange building causes iconic arrow to collapse

This Tuesday, a fire broke out in the building of the old Copenhagen Stock Exchange, from the 17th century, and its emblematic arrow (spire) collapsed in the flames.

The 54-meter arrow was caught in flames due to the fire in the building, commissioned by King Christian IV and built between 1619 and 1640.

It is one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen, and renovation works were being carried out there. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The fire started under the roof, which has copper elements and is difficult to access. This allowed the flames to gain intensity and spread to the rest of the building’s floors, explained Jakob Vedsted Andersen, director of Copenhagen’s fire and rescue services, in statements reported by the Danish agency Ritzau.

120 firefighters are part of the operation trying to control the flames, along with 60 members of the Armed Forces who are trying to rescue valuable objects, he said.

The building, located near the Parliament of Denmark, housed the Copenhagen Stock Exchange until the 1970s and currently serves as the headquarters of the Danish Chamber of Commerce.

The police indicated on the social network “We are facing a terrible spectacle,” reacted the Chamber of Commerce.


Source: Gestion

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