The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge

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The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location 1 Roebling Way, Covington, Kentucky 41011
Construction started November 17, 2005
Opening March 2008
Roof 89.36 m (293.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Daniel Libeskind
Developer GBBN Architects, THP Limited, and KLH Engineering

The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge is a residential building in Covington, Kentucky, in the greater Cincinnati area. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the building sits along the Ohio River across from the Roebling Suspension Bridge. It was commissioned in 2004 and was completed in March 2008 at a cost of approximately $50 million. Many newspapers, including the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Wall Street Journal, have associated the Ascent with a trend toward signature architecture for residential buildings.[1][2]


Libeskind, who had been a professor at the nearby University of Kentucky in Lexington in the 1970s, cites the Ohio River and the Roebling Bridge as influences for his design.[3] The building stands 293 feet (89 m) tall, 22 stories (including one lobby, a secure parking level, an amenities level, and 19 floors of luxury condominiums) and ends in a sloped spiral roof. The concrete structure slopes outward from its base on its eastern face and is clad in a glass curtain wall.[4] It houses 70 condominiums.

Studio Daniel Libeskind collaborated with GBBN Architects, THP Limited, and KLH Engineering for the building's construction.[5]


  1. ^ Matzer Rose, Marla (November 17, 2005). "Breaking ground, altering skyline". Cincinnati Enquirer. 
  2. ^ Frangos, Alex (April 20, 2005). "Location, Location, Architect". The Wall Street Journal. pp. B1, B4. 
  3. ^ Kelly, Kevin (March 27, 2008). "Ascent makes debut; Covington applauds". Cincinnati Enquirer. 
  4. ^ "Great looks from both sides of the river". Ohio Concrete 26 (1) (Ohio Concrete). May 2007. 
  5. ^ Studio Daniel Libeskind. "Studio Daniel Libeskind: The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge". Retrieved 2008-06-12. 

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