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The Ascent

The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge is more than a luxury condominium building, it is a work of art. Its swooping roofline and wedge-shaped structure make a dramatic statement against Covington’s riverside skyline.

Built by architect Daniel Libeskind, it was commissioned in 2004 by Covington native and Corporex founder, Bill Butler.  It was completed in March 2008 at a cost of approximately $50 million. Libeskind cites the Ohio River and the Roebling Bridge as influences for his design.

Twenty two stories high, the concrete structure is 293 feet tall and houses 70 condominiums. It slopes outward from its base on the eastern face and has a glass curtain wall. In 2008 it won the CNBC property award for best high-rise in the Americas. This site is on the Architecture Tour. Not open to the public.

“AscentAtRB” by Studio Daniel Libeskind – Studio Daniel Libeskind. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AscentAtRB.jpg#mediaviewer/File:AscentAtRB.jpg”

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