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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Ohio, USA

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Cheerful rock and roll with its inflammatory drive was born in America. No wonder that the modern building of the museum is situated just in the United States, on the shore of Lake Erie, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. If you are not indifferent to the music and rock and roll to you is not only music but also a way of life, do not miss the chance to visit this unique place. And the best day to visit it is April 13, International Day of Rock 'n' roll.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation created on April 20, 1983. And then the search committee considered several cities and finally chose Cleveland, which was supposed to host this unique Museum. It is noteworthy that disc jockey Alan Freed who was the creator of the new genre and the term of "rock and roll" lived in Cleveland in the early 1950s.

This impressive architectural structure was designed by arguably the world's most celebrated architect I.M. Pei. Rock n 'roll Museum and Hall of Fame opened its doors to the public on August 31, 1995. The construction cost $ 65 million. The museum and organization dedicated archiving the history of some best-known and most influential artists of rock 'n' roll. A massive museum breathes like music: exhibits showcase specific eras, styles and milestones, as well as highlight the many facets of rock and roll’s evolution. The building consists of about 49.5 meter high tower and a museum in the shape of a pyramid, which has seven levels. The first through fifth levels feature many permanent and temporary exhibits documenting the history of rock and roll. Also, there's an exhibition devoted to the development of audio recording equipment. A Hall of Fame, located on the third floor, is renowned for its walls that are decorated with autographs of influential musicians. And temporary exhibitions devoted to specific groups are held on the top floor, which occupies relatively small space. Today, the spectacular, angular building is the city’s number one tourist attraction.

By Lilit Khalatyan,



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