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Copenhagen and Paris mayors trade classes discovered nearest abundance fires spoil landmarks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The mayor of Copenhagen mentioned Thursday that she has been in contact together with her Paris counterpart to peer what may well be discovered from the reconstruction of the Notre Dame cathedral within the French capital, nearest a hearth devastated the Danish town’s 400-year-old reserve trade development.

Firefighters had been nonetheless on the scene two days nearest a blaze destroyed part of Copenhagen’s Impaired Accumulation Trade, which dates from 1615, and collapsed its iconic dragon-tail spire.

The Danish Chamber of Trade, which used to be headquartered within the Impaired Accumulation Trade and owns the development, has mentioned they would like the development to be reconstructed. On the other hand, disagree resolution has but been made about who will finance a reconstruction, a mission that might price thousands and thousands, if no longer billions of kroner (bucks) and pluck years.

Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, the Danish capital’s mayor, informed The Related Press that she have been in contact with Paris mayor Anne Hildago to speak about how the French treated the reconstruction of the Notre Dame cathedral nearest an April 2019 blaze ravaged the 800-year-old landmark. Its recovery is slated for final touch this yr.

Hildago gave “some good inputs on how to move quickly, how Paris handled donations and the restoration which must be done fast,” Hæstorp Andersen said.

“We stand before a huge task when it comes to rebuilding Boersen together with the Danish Chamber of Commerce … but we know this can be done quickly,” she mentioned, the use of the reserve trade development’s Danish title.

She added that Hildago has invited a Danish team to meet those behind the rebuilding of Notre Dame’s spire.

Tuesday’s blaze was believed to have started on the roof during renovations, but the cause remained unclear and police had yet to enter the burned part of the building to investigate.

Work continued Thursday to stabilize the building, with the Greater Copenhagen Fire Department saying they “expect to be present at the scene of the fire for at least another day.”

Several streets around the charred building, including a main road running past it, will remained closed until Monday at least, Danish media reported.

When the fire engulfed the building on Tuesday, passers-by, Chamber of Commerce staff, police officers and firefighters raced inside the building to save its treasures. Many of the building’s most valuable contents, which included irreplaceable paintings and other works of art, had been saved. Among them was the huge 1895 painting “From Copenhagen Stock Exchange” by Danish artist P.S. Krøyer, the Chamber of Commerce said.

The exchange, known for its green copper roof and distinctive 56-meter (184-foot) spire in the shape of four intertwined dragon tails, sits on the waterfront next to the Danish parliament.

The development is regarded as a important instance of the Dutch Renaissance taste in Denmark. The Chamber of Trade moved into the development nearest Copenhagen’s reserve trade left in 1974.

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