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Union Terminal the most beautiful place in Ohio


Food/drink/travel website Thrillist has published a list of the most beautiful places in all 50 states, and their choice for Ohio is Union Terminal, home of the Cincinnati Museum Center. It's one of only two buildings highlighted across the U.S., with most of the beauty spots being parks, lakes, mountains, beaches and other natural wonders.

Calling Union Terminal "the greatest cultural advance Cincinnati has given the world since the Ickey Shuffle," Thrillist likes the combination of multiple museums featuring "large-scale models of the city and replicas of ancient caves that you can actually walk through" and "Gilded Age architecture that denotes an old-school rail station."

Read the full Thrillist story and list here.
 

Beer and baseball traditions make Cincinnati a "fun Midwest destination"


The New York Daily News has a new travel piece focusing on Cincinnati's beer brewing and baseball traditions, mixed with first-person impressions of riverfront development on both sides of the Ohio, downtown hotel and restaurant options and the renaissance in Over-the-Rhine.

"To a degree Cincinnati can't help but channel its past," J.P. Hoornstra writes. "The centralized downtown neighborhood known as Over-the-Rhine claims to be the largest urban historic district in the country, densely packed with 19th-century brick buildings built in the Italianate style. The neighborhood shows its age but is also increasingly livable, walkable and shop-able.

"Shopping in historic buildings is fun, but not always the substance of a vacation. What sets Cincinnati apart is how it's rallied around its baseball, beer and old buildings, creating a unique urban Midwest destination."

Read the full New York Daily News story here.
 

WVXU's Cincinnati Edition discusses church buildings coming back to life


WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" show did a segment June 2 about abandoned local church buildings coming back to life, the subject of a recent Soapbox feature story by Rick Pender. Host Mark Heyne interviewed Pender, Cincinnati Preservation Association Executive Director Paul Muller and Kevin Moreland, head brewer and partner at Taft's Ale House, a focal point of Pender's story.

Listen to the full "Cincinnati Edition" segment here.
 

Tolls on the rise as highway funding dries up


With shortfalls in federal transportation spending and the Highway Trust Fund, the Brookings Institution's Robert Puentes says that states and localities are exploring more tolls to support new capacity and other ongoing improvements.

"In 2013, for instance, tolls covered about 5,400 miles across all interstate and non-interstate roadways nationally, a 15.1 percent jump since 2003," he writes. "Toll roads have expanded their mileage by nearly 350 miles, or 7 percent, since 2011 alone. By comparison, total system mileage has grown by only 3.6 percent over the past decade."

Which leads us, as always, to stalled discussions over replacing the Brent Spence Bridge — where tolls seem to be an inevitability except to the Kentucky legislators who control the project.

Cincinnati Magazine partnered with UC's Niehoff Urban Studio recently to look at the future of transportation, including an interesting option to build the new highway bridge west of Longworth Hall (see rendering above).

Read the full Brookings article here.
 

OTR named a "hidden food and drink gem"


The Daily Meal online food and dining website has a travel story about Over-the-Rhine as a "hidden food and drink gem."

"When it comes to great comeback stories, few places can top Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood," says writer Teresa Tobat. "The area was once dubbed 'one of the nation’s most dangerous neighborhoods in the country' and has since been revitalized. And the food scene of Cincinnati's oldest neighborhood — the streets resemble a 1960s New York City — is surprisingly happening."

According to its website, The Daily Meal's "passionate team canvasses the world to bring you the best food and drink experiences at all levels, around the table, at home or on the road. Harvesting the delicious and discarding the mundane, we are your friend on the inside, discovering and reporting with a sense of fun and curiosity."

Read the full article here.
 

Video tour of American Sign Museum


The Huffington Post regularly features travel pieces from Cincinnati's own Roadtrippers offering to take readers "on the road for the trip of a lifetime." The most recent story is a video tour of the American Sign Museum in Camp Washington.

See the full overview and tour here.
 

OTR included in "Best Architecture in the Midwest"

A photo slideshow titled "Seeking Frank Lloyd Wright: Best Architecture in the Midwest" includes Over-the-Rhine, which Conde Nast Traveler describes as "a case study in successful urban renewal, thanks in part to its notable architecture." The writer also gives a shout-out to the University of Cincinnati's student recreation center, designed by California-based architecture firm Morphosis. See the slide show here.

The real-life inspiration for the Super Friends' Hall of Justice is in danger

When the Super Friends of the classic 1970s cartoon series gather at the Hall of Justice, Cincinnatians find it eerily familiar—after all, the hideout drew inspiration from the Queen City’s Union Terminal. But now the art deco masterpiece is in need of some super friends itself. Read more.

General Electric's Generic Building

Will money trump quality in the review of the proposed GE office building in Cincinnati? Read what Architect Magazine has to say.

Two Cincinnati landmarks among most endangered in US

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2014 list, which lists the country’s most endangered historic places, was released last week. For the first time, the list includes two sites from the same city—Cincinnati—where it recognizes the Art Deco Union Terminal and Music Hall as buildings in need of large-scale restorations. Read more.

Hip Green Scene releases Cincinnati city guide

Hip Green Scene just released its latest city guide: Cincinnati. The Queen City joins the list of other midwestern and southern cities, including Louisville, Asheville and Charleston. Check out the guide.

Architectural Digest features historic $2.7M Covington home for sale

Architectural Digest is featuring Covington's 1815 Federal-style Carneal House, which is updated and on the market for $2.7 million. Read more about this historic residence.

Cincinnati gets top billing in National Geographic

Whether you're looking to get up to speed on the revitalization of downtown or just want to ratchet your hometown pride up a notch, this feature of the month from National Geographic on all things Cincinnati will give you your fix. Read more.

21c Museum Hotel wins Global Award for Excellence

The 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati won a ULI Global Award for Excellence from Urban Land magazine. Read more.

Kentucky architects vote NKU student union as favorite college campus architecture

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union at Northern Kentucky University has been named the favorite building on any college campus in Kentucky based on an online vote conducted by the American Institute of Architects Kentucky. Read more.
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