Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  

LERA was the structural engineer for the 143,000-sf (13,000-sm) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, containing exhibition space, a cantilevered auditorium, a disc jockey booth, office space, a museum shop, a café and outdoor terrace and a public plaza.

This facility combines geometric forms and cantilevered spaces, including 50,000 sf (4,600 sm) of exhibition space beneath a soaring “glass tent” spanning 260 ft (80-m) that engages an 8-story, 165-ft.(50-m) tower containing the Hall of Fame. This project was completed on a fast-track schedule.


On the lakeside, the tower meets the water, requiring construction of concrete caps poured over steel piles that extend into the bedrock. The 125-seat theater cantilevers 65 ft out from the tower over the surface of Lake Erie, 60 ft above the lake surface.

Location

Cleveland, OH  

 

Client  

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

 

Architect

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

 

Awards

National Engineering Award of Excellence, 1997

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

 

Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture

with Steel, 1997

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

 

Merit Award, 1997

The Concrete Industry Board, Inc. (CIB)