PHOTOS: The Changing Face of Downtown Cincinnati

It’s not just housing that’s booming in the center city, there is also a slew of office, retail, hotel and infrastructure projects underway that are transforming Cincinnati’s skyline and its streetscapes.

All of the construction activity makes it feel as if there is work taking place in just about every corner of the central business district and its immediate surroundings. And for the most part, that feeling is valid.

In addition to the thousands of residential units under construction, work is also currently underway on the second phase of The Banks, which will include not only 300 additional apartments, but also General Electric’s new North American Global Operations Center, 313-room Renaissance Hotel, dunnhumbyUSA Centre, Mabley Place, reconstruction of Second Street, and work is about to get underway for the new 115-room Holiday Inn hotel at Seventh and Broadway Streets.

In addition to all of the construction work taking place, the weather earlier this month was terrific and made for a perfect time to take pictures of some of the center city’s beauty.

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EDITORIAL NOTE: All 22 photos were taken by Travis Estell for UrbanCincy between July 2 and July 9, 2014.

  • SCADgrad.

    Future Holiday Inn site photos aren’t exactly correct. The hotel will be located where the old parking garage sits now. The photos you have taken of the old red cross building however will be where the proposed parking garage will sit with future residential above.

    • http://urbancincy.com/ Travis

      Yes, the block will be re-oriented, but that entire block (Red Cross Building and existing city garage) will be part of the redeveloped. As far as the future residential tower above the new garage goes, we haven’t heard anything but a few rumors, and I’m not holding my breath that it will happen any time soon.