21 Nov Friends and Family Toast the Career of Anthony Pangaro
On November 13th, friends and colleagues of Anthony “Tony” Pangaro came together for an evening of warm tributes to the career of Anthony “Tony” Pangaro at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston. The event also raised funds to benefit a new program of preservation at Boston’s Old Corner Bookstore, the 300-year-old historic building Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) was founded to save in in 1960.
“Tony Pangaro’s vision has transformed the city with extraordinary building projects,” said event co-chair John Fish of Suffolk Construction. “I can think of no one more deserving of honor for his commitment to a better Boston.”
An architect by training with degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Harvard University, Tony’s development career has generated more than $3 billion of work in Boston, most notably the Millennium Tower (the Filene’s Department Store site), the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Towers, the 10 St. James Avenue Office Tower, and the Four Seasons Hotel and Condominium.
“Tony has had many professional achievements,” said Kathy MacNeil, a partner at Millennium Partners and one of the event’s co-chairs, “but the most important to me is that of mentor and friend.
Nearly 250 guests attended the special event, which raised funds for preservation of the 1718 Old Corner Bookstore, Boston’s oldest commercial structure and a site on the Freedom Trail. Guests at the event received a new publication by author Susan Wilson, Tales from the Old Corner, which tells the 300-year history of the building from its colonial construction, through to the formation of HBI in the 1960s.
“It is our great pleasure to be part of this event and to honor Tony’s inspiring leadership in development, said co-chair Larry Curtis of Winn Development. “Boston is a better place to live, work and play because of his vision.”
Marla Curtis, HBI Board Member and event co-chair, added: “Tony may be known for new buildings in the Boston landscape, but his work restoring places like the Filenes building and the former Ritz Carlton Hotel prove that we can preserve what’s best about Boston as the city grows.”
Photos of the event here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/historicbostoninc/albums/72157675694671188
Event management: Michael Wasserman, Nancy Petkunas, Aiden Thomas http://www.mpwi.org/
Author, Susan Wilson: http://www.susanwilsonphoto.com/Biography/