Skip to main content
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Market

Off
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Cleveland
Ohio
Completion Date
1995
Size
83,700 sq ft.
Project Type
New Construction
Market
Museum
Owner
Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority
Architect
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Contractor
Turner Construction Company

I.M Pei is linked to a legacy of architectural accomplishment that spans many decades and continents. Not least among them is Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a design that combines a glass pyramid-shaped exhibit hall with a 165 foot tower. Situated adjacent to, and in some cases literally over, Lake Erie, Pei's creativity was quickly transformed into a complex high visibility and tightly timed construction challenge.

These factors, along with the museum's intended longevity made roofing and waterproofing critical. Because the strong performance record of American Hydrotech's MM6125® has made Pei into a loyal supporter - exemplified by his 25+ year history specifying MM6125® - the product choice seemed obvious.

MM6125's® tenacious bond to substrate, straightforward detailing and highly skilled applicator were the standard of quality for the project's 66,000 square feet of plaza waterproofing - and for Pei's 17,700 square foot roof, with its steep 4:12 slope and numerous penetrations. In fact, Hydrotech's Ultimate Assembly® with architectural pavers covered the entire roof as well.

In spite of the job's complexity, the museum was completed successfully - a tribute to Pei's creation, the building team, and Industrial First's expertise with MM6125®, which has provided the enduring protection for which it is so well known.