The station is named after the writer Maxim Gorky. During the years of its construction, the avenue on which the station stands and where the writer lived in house No. 23 for a long time was called Maxim Gorky Avenue. Today it is Kronverksky Prospekt.

The station was built during the years of struggle against excesses in architecture according to a standard design, so its design is minimalistic. The stations Frunzenskaya, Moskovskiye Vorota, Elektrosila and Park Pobedy were built according to almost the same project. True, the last one at the bottom was implemented in the form of a "horizontal elevator", but the lobby is the same.

The central hall of the station is considered to be the shortest in the Saint-Petersburg metro. This is especially evident in comparison with the side halls.

Gorkovskaya is the last pylon-type station opened in Leningrad. After 1963, such stations were not built for 45 years, because wide pylons reduce the cost of construction, but reduce the space for passengers to pass. They returned to the pylon stations from poverty only in 2008 with the opening of the station Volkovskaya.

The dominant feature of the station is horizontal metal grilles – almost like at the station Чернышевскаяru.

The lamps use "Osram" light bulbs :) Interestingly, the inter–pillar illumination is made by reflected light from a deep niche in the ceiling.

Initially, Gorkovskaya was a "tiled" station. But nothing lasts forever under the moon. The doors in the track walls are beautiful.

The only decoration of the central hall is Maxim Gorky, who is sheltered in the end of the station.

Three escalators can be seen at the opposite end of the station from Gorky. The hermetic door is vertical, like a "guillotine".

Let's go upstairs. In the old lobby, the thickness of the concrete dome was more than a meter, it was designed for a direct hit by an air bomb (it is not specified what caliber). The canopy over the entrance after the collapse of the same canopy at the station Sennaya Ploshchad was reinforced with special supports.

During the Soviet years, there was a cafe in the pavilion of the Gorkovskaya metro station. Visitors could relax there, have a snack and drink champagne.

However, capitalism came, and instead of a typical Soviet lobby, it built an incomprehensible eclectic flying saucer assembled on screws.

Although, admittedly, the aisles have become wider, the interior areas have grown. But the style is of course completely broken.

Inside the lobby, you can see the cow udder, widely known in narrow circles. Obviously, it symbolizes the universe.

Let's go back downstairs. There are no decorations above the escalator.

The letter "T" between the rails indicates the moment when braking begins. The Zebra in the distance shows the train stop point.

Towards the station Nevsky Prospekt in the subway tunnels there are the famous "Roller coasters". When laying a tunnel between these stations under the Neva River, the tunnellers discovered a previously unidentified aquiferous sand lens in the area of the Field of Mars. We had to bury the tunnel with the maximum permissible slope. On this segment, the first car of the train turns out to be six meters lower than the last one. This is the deepest subway stretch in the world (126 meters at the deepest point).

In general, this is a strange station. But with an udder.