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“Our Notre Dame moment” – Copenhagen’s historic inventory change is on hearth

“Our Notre Dame moment” – Copenhagen’s historic inventory change is on hearth

The historic inventory change in Copenhagen is on hearth. The seventeenth century constructing is among the oldest within the metropolis and homes a big artwork assortment. Employees had been apparently in a position to save a number of work from the burning constructing. The reason for the hearth remains to be unclear.

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The prime of the tower has collapsed, columns of smoke are rising from the constructing: the historic inventory change in Copenhagen is on hearth. The constructing is among the oldest within the Danish capital, individuals saved historic artworks from the hearth. King Frederik spoke of a “sad sight”.

Dhe historic inventory change in Copenhagen is on hearth. The spire of the constructing – one of many oldest and most well-known within the Danish capital – collapsed on Tuesday morning. Even hours after the hearth broke out, smoke was rising, flames had been blazing, and other people had been gathering on web site.

According to the hearth division, the hearth had already engulfed round half of the massive constructing by mid-morning. According to the Danish information company Ritzau, the pinnacle of operations stated elements of the roof had collapsed and the hearth was not but beneath management. Around 120 firefighters and round 60 helpers from the armed forces are on obligation.

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Television photos confirmed individuals rescuing a number of historic work from the burning home. The outdated inventory change homes a big artwork assortment, together with the work “From the Copenhagen Stock Exchange” by PS Krøyer, which was carried away by a number of individuals in the course of the hearth. The police introduced on the X platform (previously Twitter) that a number of streets and the realm across the constructing had been cordoned off.

Denmark's Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen wrote at X: “Horrible pictures from Børsen. So sad. An iconic building that means a lot to all of us. Our own Notre Dame moment.”

The building in flames as firefighters battle the fire

The constructing in flames whereas the hearth division extinguishes the hearth

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A 400-year-old Danish cultural heritage is on hearth, stated Denmark's Culture Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt.

King Frederik X additionally responded to the hearth. “This morning we saw a sad sight,” stated a press release that the royal household revealed on social media on Tuesday. “An important part of our architectural heritage was and is still in flames.”

Christian IV's constructing has been an vital landmark for Copenhagen for 400 years. The placing dragon's peak, which has now collapsed, helped form the cityscape and helped outline Copenhagen because the “City of Towers”.

“The Queen and I would like to thank all those who have ensured since early morning that no one was injured and who have fought to save as much as possible of the building and the many cultural treasures and works of art that the Stock Exchange houses.” , the assertion stated.

The reason for the hearth was initially unclear. The constructing was accomplished in 1625 with a church tower and is among the oldest buildings in Copenhagen. Today it homes the Danish Chamber of Commerce, and the constructing is owned by the Dansk Erhverv enterprise and employers' affiliation.

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Firefighters depart the principle entrance because the Old Stock Exchange burns in Copenhagen

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It is at the moment being restored and is subsequently scaffolded. The restoration was supposed to appropriate an improper renovation of the constructing within the nineteenth century and restore the facade to its authentic look.

A photo of the Old Stock Exchange from January 2019

A photograph of the Old Stock Exchange from January 2019

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Because of the hearth, a wing of Christiansborg Palace was additionally evacuated within the morning. Several MPs and journalists have their workplaces there. The so-called Provianthuset is situated between Christiansborg Palace and the Royal Library. The conferences within the plenary corridor and the committee conferences ought to initially happen in Christiansborg on Tuesday as deliberate. Copenhagen police additionally introduced on X that they’d evacuate the buildings from the Ministry of Finance in direction of the water.

The constructing on the japanese tip of the island of Slotsholmen is situated on the Holmens Canal reverse the Danish National Bank and is a vacationer attraction. It dates again to 1625 and was constructed within the Dutch Renaissance fashion. The 56 meter excessive tower, which depicts 4 intertwined dragon tails, is taken into account a landmark of the town.