Historic buildings damaged or destroyed by fire

Copenhagen's Old Stock Exchange is the latest high-profile structure to fall victim to flames

Stars Insider

23/04/24 | StarsInsider


The fire that engulfed Copenhagen's Old Stock Exchange building on April 16 made headlines around the world. Yet again, a historic building had fallen victim to a blazing inferno. In 2019, Notre-Dame Cathedral met the same fate. These kinds of disasters have throughout history destroyed or badly damaged numerous monuments, palaces, theaters, hotels, libraries, and bridges around the world. And it's unlikely the fire in the Danish capital will be the last of its kind. So, what are some of the most famous landmarks that have fallen victim to flames?

Click through for a timeline of historic buildings damaged or destroyed by fire.

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