The New Old Town in Frankfurt am Main is also called the Dom-Römer-Viertel or Dom-Römer-Quartier and is considered the centre of Frankfurt’s Old Town. The area with its approximately 1250 mostly medieval and Renaissance half-timbered houses used to be one of the largest and most important half-timbered towns in Germany and was largely destroyed in the air raids of 1944. As part of a major urban development project called the Dom-Römer project, the quarter was reconstructed from 2012 to 2018. In the process, an area of about 7,000 square metres between Römerberg in the west and Domplatz in the east was redesigned and built on. The Haus zur Goldenen Waage is considered the showpiece of the New Old Town.