Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Be a part of making history!

The "New7Wonders Foundation", which is the body behind the New7Wonders campaign, has the express aim of documenting, maintaining, restoring and reconstructing world heritage under the motto:


The "New7Wonders Foundation" calls on all citizens of the world to support it.

Through film, television, the Internet and books, people shall be alerted to the destruction of nature and the decay of our man-made heritage.

Monuments in jeopardy, perhaps in a dangerous state of decay, can be saved by publicizing their beauty and highlighting their plight to the international community.

The "New7Wonders Foundation" was created in 2001 by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber, with a mission to protect humankind's heritage across the globe.

The initial stages of the New 7 Wonders campaign were financed by Weber himself, aided by a small number of committed N7W Members. You, too, can join these members, who remain firmly committed to the project and its aims to this day.

All N7W members have the right to a listing on the N7W Memorial Wall.

Fifty percent of all net revenue raised by the New 7 Wonders Project is to be used to fund restoration efforts worldwide. One such project is the mission to recreate the giant Bamiyan Buddha statue in Afghanistan, which was featured in the Swiss Pavilion along with the New 7 Wonders project at the 2005 World Fair in Japan.

The Foundation, which is based at the Heidi-Weber-Museum in Zurich, Switzerland (an architectural landmark in itself, as the last building designed by renowned architect Le Corbusier), is now well advanced in its aims, with many milestones already reached.

Now, the N7W campaign is in its most exciting, and crucial, stage.

At the end of 2005, the N7W panel chose 21 candidates from the top 77 nominees that had earned the most votes, and these 21 are now in the final stage of the competition. The official N7W 21 finalist candidates were announced by the panel's President, Prof. Federico Mayor, on January 1, 2006 in Zurich.

The final round of voting for the New 7 Wonders will continue throughout 2006 and half of 2007. Then, on July 7, 2007 -07.07.07, the dream of the N7W initiators will become a reality as the globe joins together to celebrate the New 7 Wonders of the World, as chosen by the world's population using modern communications technology.

The list of 21 finalist monuments are as below:

  1. Acropolis, Athens, Greece.
  2. Alhamra, Granada, Spain.
  3. Angkor, Cambodia.
  4. The Pyramid of Chihcen Itza, Mexico.
  5. Christ Reedemer, Brazil.
  6. Colosseum, Rome, Italy.
  7. Easter Island Statues, Chile.
  8. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  9. Great Wall, China.
  10. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey.
  11. Kiyomizo Temple, Tokyo, Japan.
  12. Kremlin/st. Basil, Moscow, Russia.
  13. Machu Pichu, Peru.
  14. Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany.
  15. Petra, Jordan.
  16. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
  17. Statue of Liberty, New York, USA.
  18. Stonehenge, United Kingdom.
  19. Sydney Opera House, Australia.
  20. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
  21. Timbuktu, Mali.
On September 5, 2006, in Athens during the launch of the New7Wonders World Tour, the location of the Official Declaration of the New 7 Wonders of the World was announced: Lisbon, Portugal.

The Portuguese event agency Realizar Impact Marketing, known for its innovative, international multimedia, will create and produce the event on July 7, 2007, which will be broadcast around the world.

From left to right: Bernard Weber, Founder and President, N7W; Manuel Vaz, CEO, and Paulo Pereira, Presidente, Realizar; Jean-Paul de la Fuente, Head of Value Development, N7W.

The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07.

You can join the N7W Society now. Become an official part of this dynamic community and support this historic project.

... be a part of the making of history !

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