Saturday, 12 March 2011

Putting Finchley on The Map

Putting Finchley on the Map - a brief history of Harry Beck's Tube Map.

Question: What do the Spitfire, Concorde and the tube map have in common?
Answer: They were voted as Britain’s top three iconic designs of the twentieth century.

All users of Finchley Central station will have seen the plaque commemorating Harry Beck and his tube map. The map we all use today is based on his 1931 sketches but when Harry Beck drew his first map, Finchley Central didn’t even appear on it. 
For the full article read Harry Beck's tube map.

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