008/270: #WoodGreen – The Listed

Examine most of the stations north of Turnpike Lane and you’ll soon see that Wood Green stands out. Limited by the size of the corner plot, Holden was forced to change what had become a fairly standardised design on the Piccadilly Line extension of stand alone buildings with a single tower structure.

Wood Green instead sweeps into the surrounding shopping arcade. The ventilation towers were a later addition which somewhat spoil the symmetry. It was the last station between Turnpike Lane (007) and Cockfosters (013) to receive listed status which finally came in 2011. It highlights the lasting importance of Holden’s designs on the network

Image copyright A Carter – CallingAllStations.co.uk

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