Hanover renewal meticulous effort
May 9, 2012
By Steven H. Foskett Jr. TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
Michael Pagano, part of the lead architectural firm for the restoration of The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, told attendees at the Preservation Worcester annual meeting last night about the painstaking detail work that went into recreating the historic downtown landmark.
Speaking within the ornate confines of the theatre, Mr. Pagano, president of Lamoureux Pagano Associates, explained that in the early phases of what ballooned into a $31 million project, architects didn’t have access to the original drawings.
“What we did have was photographs that recorded some of the details of the original building, but we didn’t have anything with dimensions on it,” he said. “We had the original building, but so much of the original building had been lost.”
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