Friday, July 18, 2008

The Ascent photo update, 7/15/08

Since the Ascent at Roebling's Bridge is pretty much wrapped up, I thought I'd explore the building from ground level.

The building is extremely cold at ground level and doesn't relate to its surroundings in any way.

And despite being connected to a bridge spanning two states (and a future neighborhood), it completely lacks pedestrian connectivity.

In short, it has been designed to be easily entered and exited by automobile.

Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, Corporex built the $55 million, 22-story condo tower at the foot of the Suspension Bridge in Covington.

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Previous reading on BC:
Ascent photo update, 11/28/07 (12/3/07)
Covington: The Ascent, 3/21/07 (4/15/07)


vudutu said...

You are right on Kevin, running into the Ascent owners in the local watering holes is funny and sad, I always wonder if they drove there. You occasionally see them trying to cut through the low hanging tree branches on the islands near the park at the end of the bridge headed to Chalk. The other day one of them remarked "aren't you happy what we are doing for your neighborhood" I though I was going to have to restrain a local who fought to keep the city from bulldozing Riverside Drive in the 80s from punching the idiot.

"Hyde Park on steroids" Bill Butlers quote on his vision for Covington. It would have been a great building somewhere else. It is shoehorned into the space and looks out of place next to the Suspension bridge along with the rest of Butlers ugly buildings. The city leaders have no taste and would tear down everything and sell the city's soul to any developer, the Capital group for example. I am really surprised he went after someone the quality of Libeskind. Inside the finish work and materials are top notch but very stark, I like modern but it is very sterile.

jfd said...

Looks good from Cincinnati!

Anonymous said...

The last time I checked (maybe a month ago) almost half of the units were up for sale. Doesn't sound like the slam-dunk everyone made it out to be.