CINCINNATI -- Bigger isn't always better. The Queen City may rank as America's 65th largest city according to the most recent U.S. Census data , but Thrillist recently named downtown the 10th most beautiful skyline in the country.
Seattle, Chicago and Las Vegas top the list, and Cincinnati is the only Buckeye State metro area to make the list of America's top 20 skylines .
Thrillist authors ranked the top 20 cities' skylines based on "aesthetics, recognizable buildings and the natural beauty that surrounds them."
This is what author Matt Meltzer had to say about Cincinnati:
Though the quality of its namesake chili might be a subject of hot debate (chili on spaghetti? REALLY?), you can’t debate the aesthetic beauty of the Cincinnati skyline. Start with the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, after which New York’s Brooklyn Bridge is modeled. Then, across the Ohio River, you’ll see a skyline book-ended by two brand new stadiums with a collection of architecturally distinct glass towers in between that reflect the water and the sunshine.
See the entire list of scenic skylines here .
Take a look at WCPO's Interactive Cincinnati Skyline project here . This fascinating interactive project brought together a team of journalists to tell you more about those majestic buildings downtown — buildings you’ve probably seen from afar but might not know much about.