The committee chairman said he was pleased overall by the improvements in the design, although he said he felt the "Long Live Rock" sign was too imitative of a similar type of sign outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.If the planning commission also gives a green light, the Rock Hall says the updates would be completed by the RNC.
"If you feel really, really strongly about that, I would defer to that, but I personally would prefer something that is very clearly Cleveland, and I don't think this is."
Nevertheless, he and the other committee members voted unanimously, 10-0, to approve the project. The plans next go to the city Planning Commission Friday.
[Rock Hall CEO Greg] Harris said after the meeting that the improvements would "create a communal space on the lakefront activated with programs and activities to make it a living, breathing lakefront.
"You will hear live music and have great smells and see people from all over the country," he said. "It will set the stage for entering a museum of rock 'n' roll in a way that the current windswept plaza does not."
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