The Ascent
Architect & Developer
Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is among the world's leading architects and considered one of the industry's most influential thinkers.

Libeskind's prominence in the United States was firmly established in 2003 with his selection as the master planner commissioned to rebuild the World Trade Center site in New York City, the most significant, complex, political and emotionally charged American architectural project in decades.

Noted for his captivating museum architecture and dramatic urban designs, Daniel Libeskind creates architecture of spiritual and ethical resonance. His ideas have influenced a new generation of architects and those interested in the future development of cities and culture. In 2001, he became the first architect awarded the Hiroshima Art Prize, given to an artist whose work promotes understanding and peace. In 2003, he was appointed the first Cultural Ambassador for Architecture by the U.S. Department of State.

April 11, 2008
American Institute of Architects Review
Libeskind’s Second American Project Is a Sculpture that Sways, not a Shrine that Shocks (PDF)

Daniel Libeskind Website


GBBN is one of the nation's top 50 architectural firms with a strong and dedicated regional presence and focus. Experienced in residential and public projects, GBBN is most recently notable for its work on the Aronoff Performing Arts Center. GBBN has been recognized by winning the Ohio-AIA Gold Medal Firm Award and the Kentucky Society of Architects' Distinguished Firm Award, as well as numerous design and industry awards. Located in Cincinnati, GBBN is experienced in high-rise residential home design, and brings a local touch and feel to the project.

GBBN Website


Corporex is a highly successful, management-intensive financial investment and services organization. Since its inception 40 years ago, Corporex has evolved from a leading-edge designer/developer of Class A commercial properties, business parks, hotels and sports country clubs to an astute investor in selective, higher yield opportunities and operating companies.

The Corporex success story is rooted in a forward-thinking entrepreneurial spirit, supported by hands-on management practices and high-energy talent. Corporex boasts a blue-chip roster of industry and capital market relationships nationwide. Investors and customers are attracted to the company's historical commitment to superior financial performance, and to its ability to anticipate and prosper, even when faced with tough economic challenges.

Founded in 1965, Corporex successfully endured not-less-than 20 years of erratic economic cycles, beginning with the oil embargo of 1973 and surviving the inflationary and recessionary spirals that extended well into the 1990s. Corporex demonstrated that it will remain strong and focused.

Today's Corporex has evolved from 40 years of building successful business through high-quality people, products and financial acumen.

Corporex Website

The Ascent Owner's Club has been awarded Best Singular Commercial Space by Cincinnati Magazine.

CNBC has named The Ascent the best High-Rise in the Americas.
Daniel Libeskind

The Ascent Original Sketch