|Architectural style||Dutch renaissance|
|Town or city||Copenhagen|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Lorentz and Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger|
Børsen (English: The Stock Exchange) is a historic building on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It was built by Christian IV in 1619–1640 and is most known for its Dragon Spire shaped as the tails of four dragons twined together, reaching a height of 56 metres.
Børsen was planned by Christian IV as part of his plan to strengthern Copenahgen's role as a centre for trade and commerce in Northern Europe. A site on the north side of the embankment which connected Copenhagen to the new market town Christianshavn which was planned on reclaimed land off the coast of Amager. The king charged Lorenz van Steenwinckel with the design of the new building but he died shortly thereafter and the asignemnt was there passed on to his brother Hans van Steenwinckel .
The site first had to be prepared since the embankment still had not stabilized. Construction of the building began in 1620 and was largely completed in 1624 except for the spire which was not installed until 1625 and details of the east gable that was not completed until 1640. The building contained 40 trading offices at the ground floor and one big room at the upper floor. The building was in use as a marketplace from the late 1620s.
In 1857, Frederick VII sold the building to Grosserer-Societetet for 70,000 rigsdaler.
The building was restored by Nicolai Eigtved in 1745 and internally renovated in 1855. It housed the Danish stock-market until 1974. In 1918, unemployed anarchists attacked Børsen, an attack that went to the Danish history books as "stormen på Børsen" (the storm at the stock exchange).
The building now serves as headquarters for the Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv).
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