Cincinnati is a city in the U.S. state of Ohioand the county seat of Hamilton County. Themunicipality is located north of the Ohio River at the Ohio-Kentucky border. The populationwithin city limits is 296,943 according to the
2010 census, making it the state’s third-largest
city. According to a 2008 Census Bureauestimate, the Cincinnati metropolitan areahad a population of 2,155,137 making itthe largest MSA in Ohio and the 24th mostpopulous in the United States. Residentsof Cincinnati are called Cincinnatians.Cincinnati is known for having one of thelargest collections of 19th-century Italianatearchitecture in the U.S., primarily concentratedjust north of Downtown in an area knownas Over-the-Rhine. Over-the-Rhine, for manyyears a neighborhood of German immigrants,is one of the largest historic districts listed onthe National Register of Historic Places.In the early 1800s, citizens of Cincinnati beganreferring to the city as the “Queen” city. In hispoem “Catawba Wine”, Henry WadsworthLongfellow wrote that the city was “the Queenof the West”. Cincinnati depended on tradewith the slave states south of the Ohio river,at a time when growing numbers of AfricanAmericans were settling in the state. Thisled to tensions between anti-abolitionistsand citizens in favor of lifting restrictions
on blacks codied in the “Black Code”
of 1804. There were riots in 1829, wheremany blacks lost their homes and property,further riots in 1836 in which an abolitionistpress was twice destroyed, and more riotingin 1842. Railroads were the next major form of transportation to come to Cincin-nati. In 1836, the Little Miami Railroad waschartered.Construction began soon after, toconnect Cincinnati with the Mad River andLake Erie Railroad, and provide access tothe ports of the Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie.
The Tyler Davidson Fountain is a statue andfountain located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is
regarded as the city’s symbol and one of the area’s most-visited attractions. It was
dedicated in 1871 and is the centerpieceof Fountain Square, a hardscape plazaat the corner of 5th and Vine Streets inthe downtown area. The 43-foot-tall (13m) fountain is cast in bronze and sits on agranite base. Its proper name is The Geniusof Water and it features a 9-foot-tall (2.7 m)bronze statue of a woman with outstretched
hands out of which ow streams of water.
The Cincinnati Museum Center at UnionTerminal, originally Cincinnati UnionTerminal, is a passenger railroad station inthe Queensgate neighborhood of Cincin-nati, Ohio, United States. After the declineof railroad travel, most of the building wasconverted to other uses, and now housesmuseums, theaters, and a library. Theprincipal architects of the massive buildingwere Alfred T. Fellheimer and StewardWagner, with architects Paul Philippe Cretand Roland Wank brought in as designconsultants; Cret is often credited as the
building’s architect, as he was responsiblefor the building’s signature Art Deco style.
The Rotunda features the largest semi-domein the western hemisphere, measuring180 feet wide and 106 feet high.
Downtown Cincinnati is focused aroundFountain Square, a popular publicsquare and event location. Cincinnatiis home to numerous structures that arenoteworthy due to their architecturalcharacteristics or historic associationsincluding the Carew Tower, the ScrippsCenter, the Ingalls Building, Cincin-nati Museum Center at Union Terminal,and the Isaac M. Wise Temple.
The city is undergoing signicant changes
due to new development and privateinvestment, as well as the construction of the long-stalled Banks project. Nearly $3.5billion has been invested in the urban coreof Cincinnati (including Northern Kentucky).More investment is expected to take place.
Construction recently was nished on a newofce building that will dominate the Cincin
-nati skyline. Queen City Square openedon January 11, 2011, at 1:11 p.m. EST. Thebuilding is the tallest in Cincinnati (surpass-ing the Carew Tower), and is the third tall-est in Ohio, reaching a height of 660 feet.
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