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New7Wonders Cities: 21 going through to the next round

Lisbon, Portugal: Announcing the 21 Official Finalists that have been voted through to the next round of the New7Wonders Cities campaign, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, said the diversity of the remaining cities in contention for the “canon of 7″ is “remarkable in terms of regional geography and urban culture.” He commended all involved in [...] Read More →

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New7Wonders Cities: Counting down to a day of sevens

Zurich, Switzerland: The clock is ticking. On Monday, the 21 cities that have made it to the next Finalist phase of the New7Wonders Cities will be revealed, and it will be a day full of sevens. At 7:07am GMT on Monday, 7 July (the 7th month), voting will temporarily pause as the data is collected [...] Read More →

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New7Wonders celebrates the World Cup

Billions of people will be watching football for the next four weeks as 32 teams battle each other in Brazil for the World Cup trophy. New7Wonders is celebrating this global festival, too, and we’ll be using our social media channels to highlight the participating teams that are connected to our campaigns: the New7Wonders of the [...] Read More →

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One month to go in New7Wonders Cities countdown: It’s all moving!

With only one month left to the end of the first finalist phase of the global vote to choose the New7Wonders Cities — when the 28 participating cities will become 21 — the latest snapshot from the New7Wonders analytics department shows a lot of movement in the positions of the participants: Landmark cities such as [...] Read More →

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New7Wonders Cities candidates on the Guardian Cities brand list

Eight of the 28 cities in the current phase of the New7Wonders Cities campaign are included in the new Guardian Cities brand list, which ranks global cities using a range of metrics, from weather to transport to crime and social ‘buzz’. In alphabetical order, the eight are: Bangkok, Barcelona, Chicago, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Mumbai [...] Read More →

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7 Amazing Things About 7

British writer and broadcaster Alex Bellos set up a website and asked people to vote for their favorite numbers. More than 44,000 did. The winner? The number 7. Throughout history, our strongest emotional reaction is to the number 7, says Bellos. But why? He thinks that we like 7 because it’s the only number between [...] Read More →

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The Pennell family share the world of New7Wonders

The Pennell family from Winnipeg in Canada are on their way to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru, and then they’re off to Brazil, via Easter Island, to see the statue of Christ Redeemer. After that, the next stop is the pyramid at Chichén Itzá in Mexico, after which they return to [...] Read More →

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New7Wonders Cities: Which cities are up? Which cities need to be up?

ZURICH: Four months to go in first finalist phase: It’s all still to play for! With four months left to the end of the first finalist phase in the global New7Wonders Cities voting campaign, the New7Wonders analytics department offers a rare snapshot of how some of the 28 participating cities are progressing. New7Wonders — as [...] Read More →

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New7Wonders welcomes Guardian Cities to the debate about our urban future

ZURICH, 28 January 2014: The launch of the Guardian Cities website by Guardian News and Media Limited has been greeted by New7Wonders, which sees it as a valuable addition to the conversation about our planet’s urban future. The move is a further validation of the New7Wonders Cities campaign that began on 11 November 2011 with [...] Read More →

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