These wonderful manmade structures have been renovated, thanks to a vote in an international competition, the private company New Open World Corporation performed, inspired by the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”, the contest was held by filmmaker Swiss Bernard Weber, who is also the founder of the company.
The vote was a publicly since, to name a few as large as the best monuments needed the consent of others, admirers thereof. It was voted through a web page, in which you You put your email and for whom seleccionabas votabas, could also vote via SMS and via a pay phone. One of the criticisms received feedback system was nothing prevented people from voting more than 1 time, as long as they did with an email or SMS number different. You could vote for a single candidate, and to ensure that your ballot is received charged a fee of 2 dollars to your email or cell.
In recent months the vote 21 candidates participated, who were those who had received more votes in the past months. The Egyptian government ordered removed from the lists to the Giza Pyramids, since it was the only “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” left standing, leaving the latter as “Honorary Candidate”.
To qualify in the ratings had to be man-made structures until 2000, as long as they were standing still. The voting results were announced on July 7, 2007, at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, and the ceremony was attended by several special guests, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Jennifer Lopez, Hilary Swank, Ben Kingsley and Bipasha Basu.
The final number of votes was over a hundred million, which were not restricted by the country in which they vote, the number of times each person voting as they came from all over the world. This is the first massive internet voting, message, phone, etc., of the story, which was open to participants worldwide.
The contest had a total of 77 candidates for the award, which, obviously, they won 7 and 13 finalists were then mention at 7 candidates winning the contest, including your name and location.
Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, The Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, The Great Wall of China, China, Machu Picchu in Peru, Petra in Jordan and the Taj Mahal in India, these structures are considered the “New Wonders of the World.”
As had been said before, The Great Pyramid of Giza (Giza, Egypt), is considered the only one of the “Wonders of the Ancient World” that still stands, therefore, was excluded from the vote, well, respect their age and value.
The finalists, despite all the votes received no earned are as follows, Acropolis of Athens in Athens Greece, Alhambra of Granada, Granada Spain, Angkor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia, Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria Germany Statue of, New York United States, Kiyomizu-dera Liberty, in Kyoto Japan, the Moai of Easter Island, Chile, the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia, the Cathedral of St. Basil / Kremlin in Moscow Russia, St. Sophia in Istanbul Turkey, Stonehenge, Amesbury UK Djingareyber Mosque in Mali and the Eiffel Tower in Paris France.
The tunately these structures were not winning, but, even so are remembered by all.