"Stock Exchange" Stock Exchange Hall - Handelsbeurs Tip by cadzand

  Stock exchange
by cadzand

In 1531 a new Stock Exchange was built in Antwerp by Domien de Waghemakere. This building is located off the Meir street (Israëlietenstraat, or Twaalfmaandenstraat).
It was the first building in the world designed as stock exchange and trade exchange. The entire complex burned down in 1858. The present construction is the 19th century neo-gothic renovation. The original gothic building was greatly admired by everyone. Even Queen Elisabeth I had it copied by architect Gresham and called it the Royal Exchange of London.
The present (splendid) building has a typical late 19th century metal roof with beautiful decorations.

Address: Twaalfmaandenstraat, 2000 Antwerpen.

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  • Written Mar 26, 2003
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