It has been a busy 2011 in downtown Cincinnati so far. A slew of new businesses have opened, the city’s new tallest tower was completed, a new neighborhood is taking shape along the central waterfront, snow has displayed its dominance and the heart of Cincinnati continues to look as beautiful as ever.

Luckily for us, photographer and UrbanCincy contributor Thadd Fiala has been there to capture it all. Enjoy the following collection of photographs from downtown Cincinnati over the first month of 2011.