Until 2009, this large neighbourhood was even bigger - 4.5-square metres bigger - the Handleshäfen section was once part of the neighbourhood. Now Handleshäfen belongs to the Überseestadt, which is a part of Walle. With the introduction of container shipping in the 1960s, the harbour basin of this area, built to handle piece goods, became increasing obsolete. In 1998, the Überseestadt was landfilled, laying the groundwork for a brand-new quarter. The Überseestadt is today one of Europe’s largest inner-city development areas. The area is a mixture of offices for creative business and attractive water-side apartments.