Sandy Rolls Through Cleveland’s Rock Hall

Damage to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 'superficial, not structural,' spokeswoman says.

Hurricane Sandy has reached beyond the East Coast, extending a destructive hand as far as the Midwest.

Some of the most treasured artifacts from modern music were rattled at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is situated in Cleveland, Ohio. According to a report from a local Fox affiliate, winds as high as 60 mph blew some siding from the building.

The Rock Hall is near Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, which made rising waters a concern for officials as well. A spokeman for the Rock Hall told Fox 8 that the building suffered no structural or flood damage as of yet. The Rock Hall’s Margaret Thresher told local affiliate ABC 5 that the damage to the siding was “superficial, not structural.”

The Rock Hall opened at 11 a.m. today, an hour later than usual. Staff advised fans to stay tuned to their official Twitter account, @rock_hall, for updates. There have been no reports of any of the Hall’s memorabilia suffering damage.

In December, fans will be allowed to vote for the first time (alongside the usual industry luminaries) for the 2013 class of inductees. Rush, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Deep Purple, N.W.A, Public Enemy and more are among the hopefuls.