CLEVELAND - From the ground level, thousands of tourists each year take pictures of the I.M. Pei-designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but what they don't see from the ground is something you can only notice from above: the design of the courtyard outside.
I must admit I had long heard about the fact the courtyard was patterned after a record player turnstyle, but for more than three years flying over the Rock Hall in and out of Burke Lakefront on NewsChopper5 I never quite really saw it.
Then one winter day, we were flying over the Hall and the front was covered with snow and a path was shoveled through the snow for tourists to make their way in. That path and the snow in general, for whatever reason, made the design jump out to me. I had my camera along with me that day and post the pictures here for you to see.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in 1995. I.M. Pei also designed an addition to the Louvre, which has a similar pyramid design.