Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Ascent

What's the weirdest building in Kenton County? Probably The Ascent, an amazing avant-garde structure that looks like something out of a Weimar wet dream. Resembling an elegant staircase or a bridge to infinity, The Ascent is the creation of Studio Daniel Libeskind, who were commissioned to design it in 2004. The building was completed in Covington last year and is one of Kentucky's boldest and bravest buildings, architecturally speaking.

Their website states:

More than a luxury condominium, The Ascent is at once an aesthetic statement and a towering architectural achievement. Its signature arcing profile invites a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to be part of an exclusive community that literally lives in an original work of art.

Claim your reward in this magnificent, inspiring structure that soars upward, reaching to the sky.

Heck, they're just about talking me into it.


Larry Fiehn said...

I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think this building is one of those modern "monstrosities" that will never make anyone's "preservation" list. To me, it's garish and totally out of character with its surroundings! Perhaps in some modernistic office park, but in that area, no.

Nicosia said...

I kinda like it,,, At least it isn't a big boring box :)

Tree said...

it frightens me but i love it............