March 28, 2005
Covington, Kentuckys waterfront
is being radically reshaped by a Daniel Libeskind designed
crescent-shaped high rise. The 21-story residential tower
is located at E. RiverCenter Boulevard and Scott Street, along
the Ohio River in Kentucky. The 310,000-square-foot curved
glass building will have 80 condominium units, ranging from
950 to 7,000 square-feet in size, plus retail space, an urban
plaza, and recreational amenities. "The Ascent"
is situated on one-acre near John Roebling's famous 1866 suspension
bridge, connecting Ohio and Kentucky. The building's sweeping
lines mimic the cable-suspended bridge, connecting the low
eastern horizon of homes with the western summit of commercial
"This building, while modern in design, is based on
shapes that reflect the history, traditions and landscape
of Greater Cincinnati," said Libeskind in a statement.
"Yet [it] calls to mind the possibilities that lay ahead."
The $40 million project, developed by Corporex, is scheduled
to break ground this summer and finish by mid-2007.