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Oktogon is one of Pest's major intersections, located at the junction of the Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút) and Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy út) in Budapest, Hungary. This junction, one of the city's most important, is named for its octagonal shape.
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.
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. Since then it has regained its original name. Oktogon and its famous cafés play a central role in Vilmos Kondor's 2012 novel Budapest Noir.
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