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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Please view this photo in large size view to see the details, including Elvis climbing the right side of the building.

 

About this Photo: This is a photo of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, which is located in Cleveland, Ohio on the lakefront of Lake Erie. This perspective is a unique one looking northeast at the building. Most photos of the building are taken from the front entrance view or from the Inner Harbor looking south at the building. I like this shot because it makes the building look like a space station. This is an HDR created from three photos processed in Photomatix.

 

About the Rock Hall: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll. The museum is part of the city's redeveloped North Coast Harbor.

 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was created April 20, 1983. However, it had no home. The search committee considered several cities, including Memphis (home of Sun Studios and Stax Records), Cincinnati (home of King Records), New York, and Cleveland. Cleveland lobbied hard to be chosen, citing that Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with promoting the new genre (and the term) of "rock and roll", and that Cleveland was the location of the first rock and roll concert. Civic leaders in Cleveland pledged $65 million in public money to fund the construction. A petition drive was signed by 600,000 fans favoring Cleveland over Memphis, and a USA Today poll which Cleveland won by 100,000 votes. The hall of fame board voted to build the museum in Cleveland.

 

Rock Hall Website: www.rockhall.com/

 

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Taken on February 7, 2009