In the way

At the end of the 19th century, traffic was increasing rapidly in Copenhagen and many of the streets were widened. One such street was Købmagergade, but the space between the Round Tower and Regensen, the building immediately opposite, presented a huge problem. Buildings like these could not just be moved, although a number of fantastic proposals were submitted for solving the space problem. The most notable one was by the architect Anton Rosen, who wanted to move the Tower on rollers to the corner of Trinity Church.

Instead, an arcade was built under Regensen, replacing the former living quarters. The simplest solution – to pedestrianise Købmagergade – was finally implemented in 1972.