Gorkovskaya metro station in St. Petersburg

Gorkovskaya is a station of the St. Petersburg metro. It is located on the Moscow-Petrogradskaya line between the stations “Nevsky Prospekt” and “Petrogradskaya”, Petrograd district of St. Petersburg .

The station was opened on July 1, 1963 as part of the Technological Institute – Petrogradskaya section. This name was given to the location at the beginning of the former Maxim Gorky Avenue (now Kronverksky Avenue), where the writer lived for a long time in house number 23.

The station lobby is located near the Kronverk of the Peter and Paul Fortress, at the junction of Kronverksky and Kamennoostrovsky prospects.

The old vestibule was typical for the Leningrad metro stations opened in the Khrushchev era (similar to the vestibules of the Park Pobedy, Elektrosila, Frunzenskaya stations). It was a squat cylindrical building with a dome and glazed entrances, designed by architects Aron Getskin and Valentina Shuvalova.

Gorkovskaya is a pylon station with a shortened central nave (hall) of deep foundation (depth ≈ 53 m).

The decoration of the station is dedicated to the writer M. Gorky. The design of the station is simple and severe, the pylons are lined with Saarem limestone with the inclusion of roughly processed blocks.

Address: Alexander Park, 6, St. Petersburg

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