Denmark: Transformation of B&W Hallerne well under way

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The conversion of a former industrial complex into a giant TV studio and music venue was always going to be a big job. But a video released by Danish broadcaster DR shows the work is well under way.

You can watch the video here –

B&W Hallerne was built in the 1960s by Burmeister & Wain, a leading producer of diesel engines for ships. The site was originally made up of two large halls, separated by three large pillars.

Now, however, those three bar-shaped pillars have been removed, leaving behind the large, open space in which 10, 000 spectators will watch the two semi-finals and the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

(The removal of the pillars) is the culmination of the conversion B&W Hallerne has been undergoing in the last months, says DR spokesperson Søren Therkelsen. Merging the two halls into one has been a complicated job.

Burmeister & Wain have made history as the builder of the world’s first ever ocean-going diesel-powered ship in 1911. In 2014, their Hallerne will make history of a different kind altogether as it plays host to the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest.

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Denmark and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

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