No pennies were produced for commerce in , as there were a sufficient number in circulation. At least seven were struck for placement beneath foundation stones and in museums. The officials who planned decimalisation in the s did not favour keeping the large bronze penny. The park was named after the writer and political activist Maxim Gorky. It underwent a major reconstruction in ; nearly all the amusement rides and other attractions were removed, extensive lawns and flower beds were created, and new roadways were laid. This picture shows the colonnaded main portal of Gorky Park.