20.06.2024 US
848 day since the barbaric invasion of Ukraine

The historic exchange in Copenhagen burned down, the famous spire collapsed

In Copenhagen, the historic 17th-century exchange building is on fire; locals are trying to save artworks

Oleksandr Budariev

On Tuesday in Copenhagen, an incident occurred: the historic exchange building, dating back to the 17th century, caught fire. The flames destroyed the iconic spire of the building, which features intertwined tails of four dragons.

The fire unfolded in the heart of the Danish capital, next to the Christiansborg Palace, where local parliament meetings are held.

After the fire broke out, many people tried to enter the building to save the artworks and other valuables inside.

The Minister of Culture Jakon Engel-Schmidt noted the significance of these actions for preserving cultural heritage.

The exchange building was constructed in 1615 and served as the headquarters of the Danish Chamber of Commerce.

Besides its administrative significance, it is a popular tourist spot due to its unique architectural style and historical importance.

Reminder:

Comments
Read also
Eurodif Nuclear Power Plant, Tricastin, France

France has announced its intention to build eight additional EPR2 nuclear power units, which will lead to an increase in the total capacity of nuclear power plants by more than 23 GW.

chat
12
Participants of the Peace Summit in Switzerland

The summit in Switzerland discussed pathways to peace in Ukraine, reaffirmed international law, and called for safe navigation and the release of prisoners of war.

Fire, illustrative photo

In the Polish city of Skarżysko-Kamienna, an explosion occurred at the Mesko factory, causing a fire. One worker died, and another was injured. An investigation has been initiated.

chat
15
Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron dissolves the National Assembly and schedules new elections for June 30, in response to his party's defeat in the European Parliament elections.

chat
18
Brigitte Macron, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden, Jill Biden in France

The Presidents of the United States and France discussed measures to support Ukraine and strengthen NATO security, reaffirming their commitment to defending freedom and democracy.

chat
18