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 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 have associated the Ascent with a trend toward signature architecture for residential buildings.[1]


Libeskind cites the Ohio River and the Roebling Bridge as influences for his design.[2] The building stands 293 feet (89 m) tall, 22 stories (comprising a lobby, parking level, 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.[3] It houses 70 condominiums.

Studio Daniel Libeskind collaborated with GBBN Architects, THP Limited, and KLH Engineering for the building's construction.[4]


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  2. ^ Kelly, Kevin (March 27, 2008). "Ascent makes debut; Covington applauds". Cincinnati Enquirer. 
  3. ^ "Great looks from both sides of the river". Ohio Concrete 26 (1). May 2007. 
  4. ^ "The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge". Studio Daniel Libeskind. Retrieved June 12, 2008. 

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