Pictures: 3D Tube Maps & 3D Cutaway Tube Station Diagrams

10:49 14 September 2012

Piccadilly Circus by Gavin Dunn from 1989

Piccadilly Circus by Gavin Dunn from 1989

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Londoners’ fascination with London Underground & the design of the Tube map continues.

Cutaway diagram of Piccadilly Circus by Laurence MenearCutaway diagram of Piccadilly Circus by Laurence Menear

I'm sure that BBC2's The Tube documentary will help to make that fascination with what goes on beneath our streets even stronger.

Matt Brown from The Londonist has recently been experimenting with Google Sketchup to see what a 3D Tube Map would look like. He said "it's a confusing tangle. As a navigational aid, it fails". However, my favourites are those lovely 3D cutaway diagrams of London Underground.

I originally blogged about these cutaway diagrams a number of years back but Matt's post prompted me to re-visit them. The one of Piccadilly Circus is by Gavin Dunn from 1989 and you can buy a reproduction from London Transport Museum's poster collection.

A book written & illustrated by Laurence Menear called London's Underground Stations - A Social and Architectural Study features a number of cutaway diagrams including the one of Piccadilly Circus.

3D cutaway illustration of Bank and Monument stations found via skyscrapercity3D cutaway illustration of Bank and Monument stations found via skyscrapercity

There's a lovely 3D cutaway illustration of Bank and Monument stations found via skyscrapercity.

If you know of other 3D Tube station cutaway designs please let me know in the comments. Have you seen any other 3D Tube maps that would work & help us get around the London Underground?

Read more of Annie Mole's blogs on www.london-underground.blogspot.co.uk.

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