The former shops of Roerholmsgade are today owned by artists who have converted them into studios, workshops and small art galleries displaying watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings.
Black Diamond - Danish Royal Library, apart from the main functions of a library, the building houses The National Museum of Photography, a bookshop, a café, a restaurant, a roof-deck and the Dronningesalen concert and theatre hall which seats 600.
The extension to the Royal Library finished in 1999 is deservedly called The Black Diamond. Its shiny, black facets mirror the sea and the sky at the harbour front. and is one of the architectural highlights in Copenhagen. Per Kirkeby's impressive 200 square-metre painting adorns the ceiling of the Black Diamond.