Stockholm Stock Exchange Building (Börshuset)
The entire northern part of Stortorget square is occupied by a large neoclassical building topped by a tower. It is now owned by the Swedish Academy of Sciences, but was originally intended for stock trading. The exchange was built in 1773 by order of king Gustav III. The author of the project Deputy architector Stockholm Erik Palmstedt. In 1776, the Grand opening took place, but the construction was fully completed only in 1778. The great hall of the exchange was also used for dances, social games, and receptions, often attended by members of the Royal family. In the exchange hall, kings Charles XV and Oscar I were crowned, and at the beginning of the 20th century held meetings of the City Council.
In 1914, the upper floor of the Exchange was given to the Royal Academy of Sciences, on the lower floor stock trading was held until 2001. Now the building houses the library of the Academy of Sciences (the Nobel Library) and the Nobel prize Museum.