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The building was erected in 1808, along the lines of the older Exchange of Amsterdam dating from1608. For this reason it was given the name of "Borsa", in recognition of the Van der Burs, a family of bankers from Bruges. The project was promoted by the viceroy Eugenio di Beauharnais, who wanted to manage the financial resources of the rich Italian textile sector. In 1901 Luigi Broggi and Luca Beltrami were appointed to create a more suitable seat for commercial exchange in Piazza Cordusio, which soon proved to be inadequate. In the Thirties, Paolo Mezzanotte created the present seat in Piazza Affari, which was radically restored in the Nineties

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Taken during "The White Night"

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