More than 90% of cultural heritage was rescued from Danish stock exchange fire, government says | Ap

More than 90% of cultural heritage was rescued from Danish stock exchange fire, government says | Ap

VINGE, Denmark (AP) — As fire tore through downtown Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange in mid-April, many people in the Danish capital rushed toward the flames and emerged carrying paintings, sculptures, and other important items from Denmark’s cultural heritage.

Seven weeks on and with about half the 17th-century building destroyed — including its iconic dragon-tail spire — Denmark’s Culture Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt said that more than 90% of the building’s cultural objects had been rescued from the fire.

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