Antwerp’s old Stock Exchange's spectacular interior hall was constructed during the 19th century to replace an earlier building designed by Domien de Waghemakere, which had burned down in 1858. The Stock Exchange building off Meir Street in Antwerp was closed in 2003 due to fire regulations. All but abandoned over the last decade, plans are reportedly afoot that will see the grand structure transformed into a 5-star hotel and public city lounge.
At first glance, it is an oddity.A dream made reality by mad mathematics and architecture. A place where one time industrial revolution swept the nation. As the green of the forest grow to consume this brick and mortar, it stands defiant. It's shape like the number one makes one think it was the best back in time. A fleeting monument to Human impact upon the earth and how it will slowly erode away.