Syracuse University is marking the 25th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall by building another one. However, this replica Berlin Wall is meant to be interactive, as students and faculty from Syracuse University and Fayetteville-Manlius High School discovered yesterday when they gathered outside of the Maxwell School. They wrote their own messages on the symbolic wall, built by SU’s School of Architecture.
It’s been a long time since anyone has danced in the Grand Ballroom or the Persian Terrace at Hotel Syracuse. A series of various ownership changes and financial problems have long plagued the hotel. Earlier this month though, the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency took the first steps to prepare to use eminent domain to get the hotel foreclosed and sold to a willing buyer. A businessman from Camillus wants to rehabilitate the hotel. If the Hotel Syracuse does re-open, Onondaga County could benefit by booking more conventions at the OnCenter.