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Stock exchange (Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago) description and photos - Chile: Santiago. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago.
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The building that now houses the Stock Exchange of Santiago was built in 1917 on Rue de la Bandera (Rue de flags), in the heart of the city, designed by the Chilean architect Emile Jekuer - one of the most interesting and fruitful Chilean architects of his time, the author of the architectural monuments of Chile - the Museum of Fine Arts and Mapocho (also located in Santiago).
The building was built on land that belonged to the Augustinian nuns. One of the members of the Trade Council bought this land for construction in 1913. Architect Emilio Jekuer oversaw the construction for four years. Since construction took place during the First World War (1914-1918), premium building materials were delivered by sea from Europe to the USA, after which they were ferried to Chile.
The stock exchange building was designed in the style of the French Renaissance with many balanced small details. It has four floors and a basement. A beautiful, classic facade with double columns overlooks Rue de Flags, the entrance to the Stock Exchange. The dome of the building and the clock, which are the real symbol of this building, rise majestically on the roof. The Santiago Stock Exchange building was the third metal-framed building in the city.
Due to its history and national importance, as well as possessing considerable architectural value, this building was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1981.
The Santiago Stock Exchange is Chile's premier trading platform. Ranked third in Latin America. Works since November 1893,
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