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Oktogon (intersection)

Prior to the construction of Andrássy Avenue in 1871 there was a large hole at the site, which was then filled in. The next two years saw the construction of the four large eclectic buildings which surround the intersection, built according to plans of architect Antal Szkalnitzky.

The intersection was again under significant construction 1894-1896 as part of the Millennium Underground construction project built from the surface using the cut-and-cover method.
Oktogon has had numerous names: from 1936–1945, it was renamed Mussolini Square, then between 1945 and 1990 it was known as November 7 Square...

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