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The third most important building on the Great Market Square may well be of late mediaeval, Gothic origin; as it stands today it is a product of the reconstruction plans developed after the destruction of the city centre in 1914. During this fire the neoclassical Round Table was destroyed. This building was erected in 1817 to replace the original Round Table of 1480-1488 that formed an architectonic unit although it did comprise three separate houses. The architect was Mathieu de Layens. The reconstruction after the First World War was used to bring the old Round Table back to life. This finally occurred as head office of the National Bank- according to the design of the Brussels architect Max Winders.