Hurricane Sandy’s wrath has turned to the Midwest. The storm slightly damaged the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this morning, EW has confirmed.
Winds as high as 60 mph blew part of the underside of the museum’s theater that juts out over Lake Erie. The gust pulled off some paneling and aluminum siding, wreaking minor damage around 2 to 3 a.m. this morning.
“There’s no structural damage, there’s no flooding. [The damage] is basically cosmetic,” Todd Mesek, the Hall’s vice president of marketing and communication, said. Its memorabilia also didn’t incur any damage. The building opened an hour later than usual this morning, but the slight damage will not affect its hours of operation.
For the first time in its history, fans will be allowed to vote for next year’s Hall of Fame inductees, which include Rush, Deep Purple, and Public Enemy, in December.