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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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Viewing Table Mountain through the Signal Hill frame

A giant yellow picture frame, the second in a series of such structures to be introduced across Cape Town, has been unveiled on Signal Hill, providing a perfect vantage point for visitors to compose a photograph of themselves, friends and family with Table Mountain as the spectacular backdrop. The 2.8m tall by 4m wide frame [...] Read More →

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Iguazu Falls can now be experienced in Buenos Aires

The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, has acquired a new attraction. El Monumento a Las cataratas del Iguazú brings the majesty of Iguazu Falls to the centre of the city and highlights its status as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. For the visitor, the monument offers a sense of being in the middle of [...] Read More →

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Inauguration of Iguazu Falls monument in Buenos Aires

On Wednesday evening, El Monumento a Las cataratas del Iguazú will be officially inaugurated in the centre of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. This unique architectural project will feature as its centre-piece the Official New7Wonders Plaque listing Iguazu Falls as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The monument is located on the corner of [...] Read More →

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New7Wonders Launches New App For Cities Campaign

Zurich, Switzerland: New7Wonders today launched a new app for iPhone and iPad as well as Android devices. The app enables users to vote in the New7Wonders Cities campaign and access news and photos in an integrated, multimedia experience. Using the New7Wonders Cities app, users can: • Vote for their favourite cities from the list of [...] Read More →

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New7Wonders Cities: And the 28 Official Finalists Are…

The names of the 28 Official Finalists of the New7Wonders Cities campaign have been announced by Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders. The presentation of the shortlist marks the launch of the Finalist stage of the global election, which will now run across three elimination phases and end on 7 December 2014. Bernard Weber thanked the [...] Read More →

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