The Oberlin Review

A collection of marbles in the shape of Ohio's aquifers clings to a wall in the newly-finished Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center. The installation, glued in place by artist James Ewart, is part of a larger sculpture series by Maya Lin and collaborator Edwina von Gal.

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

October 28, 2016

After a busy couple years of change, the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center will finally be home to artist Maya Lin’s exhibit An Ecological Primer: A landscape in 3 parts. Lin is best known for entering the stage of massive art installations at age 21, when she won the 1981 contest to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Since then, she has designed other memorials, along with many other pieces which have focused on the environment. An Ecological Primer uses landscape as a device to di...

News Brief: Hotel Lawsuit Settled

Sydney Allen, Production editor

April 22, 2016

After last week’s lawsuit between the city of Oberlin and the College involving the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, the drama has finally come to an end. A settlement agreement was reached Wednesday between both parties. The Oberlin City Council unanimously approved the settlement, which resolves all remaining issues surrounding the completion of the Gateway Center. The settlement comes after Oberlin College took legal action against the city for withholding the permits that would allow the center to open. The settlement stipulated that there will be a 15-foot sidewalk as well as 14 angled parking spaces along East College Street. In addition, the College has agreed to pay for and install all restriping for the...

News Brief: Gateway Center Opening Postponed

News Brief: Gateway Center Opening Postponed

April 8, 2016

The $35 million Peter B. Louis Gateway Convention Center opening date has been postponed yet again as it continues to undergo construction. The Hotel at Oberlin, as it will be known, has been the topic of much debate between the city and the College due to several permit issues that have twice pushed back the original opening date, which was supposed to be in January. An excavation permit for concrete pouring and an occupancy permit are still needed before the hotel is allowed to open. The College...

Construction continues at the site of the new Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center downtown. The site has been a recent
source of contention with the potential loss of on-street parking spaces.

Business Owners Battle Loss of Downtown Parking

October 2, 2015

As construction on the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center makes daily progress, downtown business owners are growing increasingly concerned about the lack of street parking in the new building’s plans. The parking spots of contention are between North Pleasant Street and Main Street. The business owners of Slow Train Cafe and The Feve, as well as others, fear that the depletion of parking spaces could result in the loss of customers. “We are concerned that the parking situation will affect our...

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